Guardian Ad Litem

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Worcester Guardian Ad Litem Lawyer

Guardian Ad Litem Meaning

Ad litem is a Latin term meaning “for the suit.” For the duration of the legal proceedings, a guardian ad litem’s job is to protect the rights of those under their care. Guardians ad litem are appointed by the court to advocate for children in family disputes such as divorce. If custody or child support is bitterly contested, a guardian ad litem can step in as an unbiased party and present findings supporting what is best for the child.

A guardian ad litem may take these steps to advocate for their charge:

  • Carefully review documents and evidence related to the child’s case.
  • Seek input from experts to help the court evaluate the situation. This may include medical or educational professionals.
  • Petition the court for access to materials which may shed more light on the situation.
  • Represent the child during hearings and trials, which may include presenting evidence, examining witnesses, and other functions.

Divorce and other family legal matters can affect a child’s security and well-being. But unlike adults, children aren’t able to secure legal help to represent their best interests. Ayvazian Law is proud to provide Worcester guardian ad litem services. We strive to provide clarity in court proceedings and to create safe situations for children even in the most difficult of circumstances.

What is the Difference Between Guardian and Guardian Ad Litem?

While guardians are appointed to the general care of a child (medical, educational, financial, etc.), a Guardian Ad Litem is responsible for the general legal counsel of a child throughout a single court case. It is important to note that neither title is permeant, these titles may terminate once the child's custody and legal matters are settled.

In acting as guardian ad litem, our legal team will submit a detailed report describing the child’s physical and emotional needs. In the report, we make recommendations for the educational and financial arrangements that will most benefit the child. When possible, we try to prevent unnecessary disruption to the child’s life.

We have participated in countless cases where a guardian ad litem had a significant positive impact on a child’s situation. We know that what we do can change the course of a child’s life, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We treat each child and family we serve with the sensitivity and care their situation deserves.

Contact a Worcester guardian ad litem by calling (508) 315-6244 or completing our online contact form.

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