At the practice of Dr. Netta Shaked, SOUTH BEACH PSYCHOLOGIST® and Guardian ad Litem, we know the emotional side of family law. We are experienced and highly knowledgeable with the often painful processes of divorce, paternity actions, time-sharing, creating parenting plans, co-parenting, family law and using a Guardian ad Litem. Through services of our Guardian ad Litem in Miami Beach, we act in the best interest of the child, as next friend of the child, evaluator or investigator. Whether you and your child(ren) are struggling during the divorce, whether there are questions about the child's residence, or whether you or the other parent is considering relocation, we are here to act in the best interest of your child(ren). Using our unique clinical psychology training and skills, we investigate and then make recommendations in your child's best interest. We can make recommendations about parental responsibility, residence of the children, time-sharing schedules, relocation, and/or even appearance of children at depositions/hearings. We can help promote the best interest of your child during this time of major transition and change. To learn more about the Florida Statute on Guardian ad Litem click here.
As you're reading this, you're probably exasperated trying to reach decisions regarding your children that you can live with. Fret no more. A Guardian ad Litem investigates and evaluates each parent's parenting style, bond with the child, ability to parent, availability, among many other factors. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) will speak with friends, family members, teachers, therapists, and anyone else that may help inform the recommendations. After meeting with each party, and also with each party and the child(ren), the guardian will make a recommendation that is in the best interest of the child(ren).