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March 22, 2014 by Judge Thomas W. Weissmuller (Ret.). Chair, Executive Committee, National Parents Organization of Connecticut

In her article, I am a Guardian and This is Personal, Renee C. Bauer describes herself as a victim of the system. Bauer's comment actually supports the very concern raised by all parties in domestic relations cases. As a GAL, Bauer has no idea where her job ends.

The court need not use GALs!  If it does, it must narrowly define the GAL role and limit every GAL's ability to expand that role.

Ms. Bauer portrays herself as a victim in her comment but, in fact, she is a well-compensated officer of the court.

The victims consist of families who must endure a law suit each time they fail to agree, merely because they chose to marry and/or have a child. The court does not serve their needs. It must be completely reformed. 

Having worked with many GAL’s over the years, I have never seen one cry victim.  Bauer, if you feel you are a victim, you must recognize that it is time to move on. Many fields of law will welcome you.

Please see my article at National Parents Organization commending Chase Rogers for acknowledging a lack of regulatory oversight. 

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