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Posted by: Susan Block on May 1, 2021
 

Hon. Susan BlockHon. Susan Block
Attorney, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal
Former St. Louis County Family Court Judge

Originally published in the May 2021 issue of the St. Louis Lawyer magazine.  Download PDF.

It is important to note that while a party may request the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), the court has a duty to appoint one in cases involving abuse or neglect. The GAL is not for the benefit of either of the parties; it is for the best interest of the child.

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