Salem Guardian Ad Litem Lawyer

When parents cannot agree on a child custody arrangement, the court will often appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL) to evaluate the case and make recommendations. As a neutral and impartial third party, the GAL is entrusted with significant responsibility to conduct a thorough investigation of the case that takes into account both sides’ points of view.

In conducting an investigation, the GAL may take into account various sources of information, including:

  • Interviews with the parents, children, teachers, medical professionals and others involved in the family’s life
  • School records, medical records and other relevant documentation
  • Any reports of domestic violence or substance abuse on the part of either parent

While courts are not bound by the GAL’s recommendations, they typically give the reports weighty consideration.

A Certified GAL Experienced In High-Conflict Custody Cases

If you are seeking the services of a qualified GAL with experience in family law, contact attorney Michael Lambert, a certified Category F guardian ad litem. A Salem-based attorney at the family law firm of Tangusso & Lambert, Mr. Lambert has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in Massachusetts family law. He also has valuable experience handling high-conflict child custody cases. His experience as an advocate informs and enhances his ability to provide insightful recommendations as a third-party neutral.

Mr. Lambert is also familiar with the complicating factors that commonly arise in high-conflict cases such as substance abuse, mental illness and domestic violence. As a member of the Children and Family Law trial panel of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, Mr. Lambert routinely protects the rights and welfare of children. He is skilled at interviewing children of all ages in a comfortable and sensitive manner.

A certified GAL, attorney Michael Lambert brings a thorough and diligent work ethic as well as in-depth knowledge of family law to every case.

For more information about our guardian ad litem services, please contact lawyer Michael Lambert of Tangusso & Lambert at 617-523-3622.