this week. I'm worried about whether or not the decisions made will be in his best interest and what is going to happen if we have to live another year with him on probation. I don't see how I can make that work financially and I'm tired of this PO looking down her nose at me and acting like she's a know-it-all extension of the judge when she has told me wrong several times and exhibits a very negative attitude. Others (attnys, policeman) have also made comments about her not being a very nice person and being out to hang difficult child, things like that. I was afraid to tell the GAL the financially strain part- she could have difficult child removed from home if I did. And, I'm having fleeting questions and thoughts. Like, why exactly is this GAL still involved anyway? She was assigned to try to help me get difficult child more help. Then, after a couple of absurd and rash decisions she made, it was determined that she (the county) can't provide better for him than I am already doing. So why is she talking like she'll be involved forever? And, it was shown that I have had difficult child in treatment since Dec. 2005, which was not court ordered and was before he ever got into legal trouble, so why would there be further court order for him to go to treatment? Do they really think I am going to stop his treatment now if they don't keep it ordered by a judge? And, how long is this legal order stuff going to last- until he's 18 yo? Social services isn't involved so can the judge keep this going on that long? I learned that the most detention difficult child could get would be 9 mos., however, the GAL says she really doesn't think the judge would keep difficult child from being home and starting his regular school this fall. But, how long can the judge keep probation and GAL involved? Is she waiting for him to be cured? Sorry for the rambling- just needed to dump a little out of my head I guess- LOL!