GUARDIAN ad LITEM


GUARDIAN ad LITEM ATTORNEY IN DECATUR & ATTORNEY

A “guardian ad litem” (GAL) is a person the court appoints to investigate what solutions would be in the “best interests of a child.” In Juvenile Court dependency proceedings, a child has a right to an attorney at all stages of the proceeding and the court shall appoint an attorney for the alleged dependent child. The child’s attorney may serve as GAL unless or until a conflict of interest arises. The GAL will look into the family situation and advise the court on things like:

  • where the children should live most of the time
  • whether the child is being harmed by a parent’s substance abuse
  • what contact the child should have with a parent

A Guardian is not necessarily appointed in every case, however, he/she can be very helpful in making a recommendation to the court regarding what is in the child’s best interest. The GAL benefits the children through his or her ability to investigate sensitive matters more thoroughly than a court. At the conclusion of the investigation, the GAL offers a recommendation to the court.

The attorneys at Blanchard Collins Law Firm have experience serving in the Guardian Ad Litem role and advocating for a child’s best interest.


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