What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? TN
When a GAL makes a recommendation for a change in custody, do judges more often then not go with the recommendation of the GAL?
Dad admitted drug use as well as withholding visitation/phone calls, and step mother admitted hitting the kids and often fighting with the kids. Dad also admitted he did not notify or consult about moving the kids to another state. And that he never notifies me in regard to anything in their lives,medical, school, or anything else.
This was the GALS summary and recommendation:
In addition to the lack of contact between the children and mother, father not having consulted mother about any major decisions affecting the children is not in the best interest of the children.
It is apparent that father is trying to isolate children from mother due to his anger toward her and this is harming the children
Finally, it appears father has allowed the tension between stepmother and children to become more serious then it should be. Guardian ad litem would add that stepmother seems to have made every effort to cope with the situation but is extremely frustrated.
Based on the foregoing, guardian ad litem recommends that the court approve the parenting plan submitted by mother."What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?