Some clients ask us whether we represent men or women in divorces, primarily. It’s a fair question and one that you may want to ask any lawyer you consider hiring. Our practice is truly about 50-50 in that we represent men in divorces about as often as we represent women. In the case of same-sex marriages, we will represent either man or either woman. Also, we do a lot of guardian ad litem work. A guardian ad litem, or GAL, is a lawyer who advocates for the best interests of the children. Sometimes, in a high-conflict divorce or custody situation, the Court will appoint a GAL to ensure the child’s best interests are considered in the areas of education, medical needs, counseling and others.