Guardian Ad Litem or Attorney for the Minor Child – What is the Difference? – Men’s Divorce Podcast

Cordell & Cordell Executive/Managing Partner, CEO Scott Trout and Hartford divorce attorney Alix Ritter talk about the different roles that Guardian ad Litems and Attorney ad Litems can play in divorce and child custody proceedings.

While both play roles in looking out for the best interest of the children in a divorce case, GALs serve as in an investigator/evaluator role while AALs are appointed as legal counsel for the children’s best interest. Listen to learn more about the differences between each and how you can effectively work with them to help your case.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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