In a court of law, Guardian Ad Litem literally means, “guardian for the suit.” Guardians are appointed by the Court upon the request of either party to represent the best interests of the children. A Guardian Ad Litem is an attorney appointed by a judge to assist the Court in making decisions for the children; they are empowered to investigate the entire background, familial relationships, living conditions, and any related matter in order to make a recommendation to the Court as to what is in the best interests of the child regarding placement, time-sharing and other matters that will be ruled upon by the Court.
In many cases, the parties in a divorce arguing for time with their children tend to be focused in their own interests along with their respective grounds for claiming rights. A Guardian is able to act as a true “neutral” and collect evidence to assist the Court in determining what is in the child’s best interest and serve as a voice for the child. Our Family Law attorneys are experienced and dedicated to serving as advocates for children’s needs and they regularly serve as a Guardian Ad Litem at the request of family courts.
Family Law Attorneys at Kelley Kronenberg
We have handled a wide variety of divorce and family law cases and are prepared to assist you with legal concerns that involve the dissolution of marriage, contested and uncontested divorce, alimony, asset protection, business valuations, child support/child custody, time-sharing/visitation with minor children, domestic violence, domestication of foreign judgments, equitable distribution (assets and liabilities), guardian ad litem, mediation/dispute resolution, modifications of agreements/ final judgments, parental responsibility/parenting plans, paternity actions, pre and postnuptial agreements, relocation and same-sex family issues.
Handling complicated family law issues can be a challenging task to face alone. As part of a full-service national firm, our Family Law attorneys work closely with other attorneys from the firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation, Estate Planning and Real Property Litigation Departments, to provide a comprehensive and unified approach to complex family law matters and litigation. This collaborative approach gives our clients the edge that few other firms can replicate. With the best interests and well-being of your family being our priority, the assistance and experience of our Family Law attorneys can be invaluable in your search for resolutions and closure to all aspects of family law matters.