About Guardian Ad Litem in North Carolina
What is a Guardian Ad Litem?
The term guardian “ad litem” comes from Latin, and means guardian “for the case.” A Guardian ad Litem advocate is a trained community volunteer who is appointed and determines the needs of abused and neglected children in the court system. In court, they serve as an important voice for the child and make sure to represent the child’s best interest in custody cases.
For more details click here for North Carolina Guardian Ad Litem Information.
Do you need a Guardian ad Litem?
Divorce is one of the three hardest things for a child to experience before adulthood. A Guardian Ad Litem is often used to represent your child in a custody proceeding. This avoids your child having to testify in court or allows an independent third party to investigate issues effecting the child. Any Guardian Ad Litem inquiry should come through your attorney and fees associated with the same are on a sliding scale based on income.
Why Use Lincolnton Family Law as Your Family Law Attorney?
As a parent, Jennifer understands your anxiety and questions about how the process works. As your attorney, she understands the legal requirements and will ensure you and your child(ren) receive the best representation.
Rather than using a large firm where you may have to wait days for a return phone call and spend hours frustrated, Jennifer is local which means you have a real person that can answer your questions and allow you to focus on the importance of your family’s future.
Related Legal Services
Guardian Ad Litem
What Our Clients Say About Us
Want to Learn More About North Carolina Family Law?
All custody orders in North Carolina must determine custodial rights supported by the best interest of the child. That being said, custody is not defined in the North Carolina General Statutes. Through case law, we have established legal custodial rights and physical custodial rights. A party may, through pleadings or motions, request joint custody in
Whether your are going through a separation or a child custody matter, it’s important to know what questions to ask when consulting with a family law attorney. These questions will help you decide which lawyer is right for you and your family. What is your experience in the case? You want an attorney that primarily
Separation in North Carolina begins the day the parties begin to live separate apart from each other and continues until the parties are divorced. There are several things that will help a client during the process as well as legal issues to keep in mind. Considering Separation: Check your finances: Run your credit report, document