Pattis is an opportunist and his antics, approved by his client, show total disregard for the poor kids in this case. How the report was released (where are we getting that it's a partial report?) is beyond me and if it wasn't supposed to be released and the GAL did so, but only to dad's attorney, that's a problem. I had a case recently where minor's counsel (what we use in family court like GAL's), and opposing counsel are good friends. Minor's counsel lied about what the child's therapist stated. She advocated a reversal of custody to the immature and bully of a father. Thank God the judge refused to follow her recommendation. Even though minor's counsel is very well respected. It was baffling to me. I've also been blocked trying to get the transcript of the hearing so we can send it to the therapist who can then file a complaint for lying about what she said. Somehow my request is never answered. I would make a bigger deal of it if the client wanted me to. Happily this kind of thing is rare IMO. But there might be an issue in this case. Strangely, though, it is the GAL who asked for them hearing about the report and who has been cautious about recommending anything other than supervised visitation at present. So If he's colluded with dad it doesn't seem like it. None of this has to do with the judge, however.