Guardian Ad Litem
If the case involved minor children and a custody dispute, a guardian ad litem may be appointed by the Court to represent the interest of the children. The guardian may be a court employee, if the case is transferred to a juvenile court that has staff guardians, or may be a private attorney either selected by the parties or appointed by the Court. If the guardian is a private attorney, the cost of the guardian would generally be divided between the parties. The guardian would then investigate the case, including any allegations of abuse or neglect, visit the home of each party, interview witnesses, request school and/or medical records and at the completion of the investigation, would make a recommendation to the Court regarding custody and visitation.
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