Guardian Ad Litem

When a person is not competent to speak for him or herself in legal matters, the court will appoint a Guardian Ad Litem to act on that person's behalf. In most cases, the Guardian Ad Litem is an attorney who has been approved by the court to serve in this capacity. It is the Guardian Ad Litem's responsibility to see that the child's interests are protected at all times. Essentially, the Guardian Ad Litem serves as the "investigative arm" of the court.

Working Toward the Best Interests of the Children

In the context of family law matters, the Guardian Ad Litem typically represents a minor child. Essentially, the Guardian Ad Litem approaches the case from the standpoint of the child, working to ensure that any orders or decisions serve the child's best interests. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C. are fully committed to the welfare of the children in family law cases. We have extensive experience working with guardians ad litem, and attorney Parri Abbott has been called on numerous times to serve as one.

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The Guardian Ad Litem in Custody Cases

In many cases where a Guardian Ad Litem is required, there is a dispute over custody and visitation between the child's parents. The Guardian Ad Litem will conduct a complete investigation into the matter and use his or her own judgment with regard to what is in the child's best interests. The Guardian Ad Litem will present his or her opinions to the court, and the court will make a final decision on the matter.

When you hire our firm, we work openly with the Guardian Ad Litem at all times. We are committed to the welfare of your children, and we work tirelessly to reach an outcome that supports your child's well-being without compromising your rights as a parent. We have a strong track record of reaching solutions that work for everyone involved.

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