More Family Law Reforms In Works, Legislators Say JAY STAPLETON, The Connecticut Law Tribune May 2, 2014 | 1 Comments share share by mail share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. print reprints A bill that reforms many elements of the state's guardian ad litem system now awaits the signature of Gov. Dannel Malloy. If he signs it, no one will be particularly happy. Sign up for a free digital membership and get great benefits like: Already Registered? Sign In now 5 free articles* every 30 days, from other ALM publications Exclusive discounts on ALM events and products Connecticut Law Tribune digital newsletter, plus your choice of more than 30 digital newsletters Access on the device of your choice: smartphone, tablet, or desktop Unlimited free access to Corporate Counsel and Law Technology News online Create Account with LinkedIn Register Now *May exclude premium content VIEW COMMENTS ( 1 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions court observer May 06, 2014 This may be a case of the outcome having serious flaws for the advocates of change. To be specific:A list of 15 GALs may result in parties choosing the cheapest, without understanding that a good GAL can help a family while an inexperienced one can cause serious harm and increased legal fees.Going back to court to petition for a GALs removal costs money and time and there is often one party who does not like the GAL.If a GAL may not speak about their contact with mental health professionals, the mental health professionals must be paid for their time in court too. While noting the specific nature of a GAL‘s work is a good idea, it will also cause more court time as expanding the role as new issues come up will necessitate a return to court. Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article# 1202653829596 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.