What Is a Guardian Ad Litem?

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

A Guardian Ad Litem, or a GAL, is a court appointed attorney in cases involving minor children. The Guardian Ad Litem serves as a voice for the child, and advocates for the child’s best interests. The GAL recommends to the court which case outcome would align with the child’s best interests, after thorough investigation of the child’s circumstances. The court places great importance on a GAL’s recommendation.

Attorney Angela Boelter has served as Guardian Ad Litem for 13 years, and has over 17 years of experience professionally working with children. 

Definition of Guardian Ad Litem