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Please tell me what is a GAL?
Yes this is correct. The Guardian Ad Litem is responsible for advocating for the best interest of the child and is responsible form making those decisions. They are empowered, by law, to act independently of the court in exercising their responsibilities.
please find the rules for selection, training and responsibilities of the Guardian Ad Litem at the following Link:
You will note that the language gives wide variance to the discretion of the Guardian.
Ed Johnson is totally correct regarding the responsibilities of the Guardian Ad Litem. They work for the best interest of the court. The only person who can change what the Judge decided is that Judge, or another Judge of a Higher court. So if your question is weather a Guardian Ad Litem can change an Judges' ruling, then the answer is "No."
That is true. The "GAL" will only make recomondations, and give testimony. They do not write civil orders, and do not have the power to change them.