GUARDIAN AD LITEM (GAL) REPORTS AND THE FOOL-PROOF HEARSAY TEST (13-08) [OUTDATED SEE NEW VERSION AT 20-01]

QUESTION: GAL reports usually contain “out of court statements” made by various third parties including the child(ren) at issue, such as “I saw daddy punch mommy in the face.” What legal analysis should the court follow if an attorney objects to the admissibility of such statements on hearsay grounds?

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Pendleton13.08-GAL_Reports-The_Fool-Proof_Hearsay_Test

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