Guardian Ad Litem
When parents divorce, they are expected to make their children’s wellbeing a top priority. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When a judge suspects that a child is being raised in a toxic environment, he or she may appoint a guardian ad litem to provide a more stable home. A guardian ad litem is someone who the court appoints to take care of the child or children during a single court action and only for that period of time.
The guardian ad litem may be an unbiased grandparent or other relative, or it may be an outside party such as a social worker. To find out more about the court appointed guardian ad litems, contact the offices of Denton child custody lawyers Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560 today.
What Is the Guardian Ad Litem Responsible For?
A guardian ad litem may be appointed to care for a child or an adult who is considered incapacitated. When a divorce becomes especially contentious, or if there are accusations of abuse, a guardian ad litem may be appointed to care for the child or adult until permanent custody arrangements are made.
During the course of the divorce proceedings, the guardian ad litem will need to provide the following services for the people in his or her care:
- Adequate nutrition
- Transportation to school and appointments
- Physical and emotional care
Serving as a guardian ad litem is a very important role. This person is charged with the task of helping a child remain in a stable environment during a very difficult time.
If you wish to learn more about guardian ad litems, contact the offices of Denton divorce attorneys Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560 today.
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