A Guide to Additional Roles in Family Law Matters

A Guide to Additional Roles in Family Law Matters

Attorneys and Mental Health Professionals sometimes serve in special capacities in family law matters. In this post you will learn about those roles and the where to find the legal authority for each. Guardian ad litem This term means “guardian at law” and is often abbreviated to “GAL.”  When a party is incapable of understanding and/or acting in his or her own best interest because the party is an infant or an incompetent person, then, for purposes of the litigation only, the Court may appoint a guardian ad litem. The guardian ad litem will not be a general guardian or … Read more