Let me tell you about a story about a client who ended up going through a divorce trial and he wanted to go 5050 custody of his kids. Hi. I’m Eric Engel, Seattle divorce lawyer with the Engel Law Group in Seattle, Washington. I had a client named Sam who’s trying to get 5050 custody of his kids. Unfortunately for him, his exwife or soon to be exwife had hired a really good divorce attorney and they were adamant about them getting sole custody. Now when we went through trial, we were able to show that the guardian ad litem.
The guardian ad litem is somebody who’s hired by the court to investigate the parties and make a recommendation, we were able to show that the guardian ad litem made mistakes when she actually drafted her report and should have considered joint custody. As a result of our work there, we were able to get Sam joint custody of his children despite an adverse recommendation by guardian ad litem and despite them having a very good attorney on the other side. Why am I telling you this I’m telling you this because if you’re in child custody.