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What does GAL stand for?

GAL stands for Guardian ad Litem

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Where the child's expressed preference would injure the child--as opposed to merely being contrary to the lawyer's opinion of what would be in the child's interests--the lawyer may request appointment of a guardian ad litem and continue to represent the child's expressed preference, unless the child's position is prohibited by law or without any factual foundation.
Additionally, attorneys can counsel their child clients while maintaining their confidences through the attorney-client privilege; something that cannot be offered by a guardian ad litem.