Stand With our Kids on HB 5505

Reasons for signing

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Debbie Storer
6 years ago
need this for the best interest of children

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Enma Mokler
6 years ago
The children need MORE protection, we cannot afford for it to become less. There aren't nearly enough GAL's available and representing the best interest of the children in the court system. The proposers of this bill should be ashamed

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Tracy Stanhope
6 years ago
I am signing this becaue i believe the children need a GAL. I just went thru a custody battle with my granddaughter who i was granted custody of when she was 13 weeks old. Unfortunetly the GAL who was assigned to my granddaughter told me to my face that she believed she should be with the mother. After a year of going thru probate court and the judge ordering full custody to me with no overnites with her mother the case was then brought to Superior Court with a new judge. The GAL lied and worked for the mother. She stopped aswering my calls and text because she didnt want me to prove that the mother was lying. Everytime i had proff of anything she didnt want to see it or hear it. I had custody and believe she should have been in contact with me regarding my granddaughter. Her mother was given her rights and daughter back in February of this year. She was and still is residing in a motel with her boyfriend. her mother and both her children and another one on the way. Never did anything the courts asked her to do in almost 2 years. If the GAL was in the best interest of this child she would never would have lied and and checked on this child like she should have.She would have known the mother was lying and not me. Hope she can sleep at night because I still can`t worrying about this child.

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kevin sterling
6 years ago
when is it ever a child's fault for what stupid grown ups do? Had to learn that the hard way.

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Robert Lesniewski
6 years ago
Please keep the GAL's, they are essential to keeping a flawed family court system honest

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Tamarah Evanko
6 years ago
I support children needing to have a voice in court. The new gal rules will help, but this is a step too far

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Pamela Hershinson
6 years ago
This bill is not in any way in the best interest of children. Guardians ad litem, who are trained professionals and advocate on behalf of children, need to have a voice in this process on behalf of the children.Permitting civil actions against guardians ad litem will ultimately hurt so many children. as many able and conscientious guardians ad litem may decline to represent children who need their advocacy. Please protect the children of Connecticut.

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Robert Madden
6 years ago
I believe this bill is a significant impediment to the lives of children who are impacted by divorce and custody issues.

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Asha Patlikh
6 years ago
I am signing because I have worked with many adoption and foster children and know that GAL's have this challenging job to watch out for the best interests of the children. I recommended this option to many of the families I have worked with and see it as an essential part of the legal protection children need.

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Carrie Shaw
6 years ago
I am signing this bill in support for of our children in CT.