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Children’s Law

In many family law cases, parents are able to protect their children from destructive conflict, but in some cases courts must appoint a child’s legal representative or guardian ad litem (GAL) to advocate for the child’s best interests.  GAL’s are also appointed in all D&N cases and most truancy and paternity & support cases.

Sheila Carrigan has functioned frequently as a GAL, and is well-prepared, as both a civil litigator and former deputy district attorney, to focus in on exactly what is best for children and on how to achieve it through the court system.