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

Child Support

Child Support is based on parties income. A good attorney will explore any additional income sources, extraordinary expenses, or request a deviation based on your individual circumstances. In North Carolina child custody is determined by using a standard whereby the judge will determine the best interest of the child.

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.

Absolute Divorce

An absolute divorce is the simplest part of the process. However, once a divorce is finalized, certain rights under North Carolina law no longer exist. We are happy to speak to you about your individual case to ensure you understand the process from start to finish and not overlook any potential legal rights in the process.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Jennifer did an excellent job with my child custody. She kept me informed and made sure my child was safe throughout the process. This isn’t just a job to her, she cares about her clients.
Allison
Jennifer resolved my case quickly and inexpensively. She always appeared in court early and ten times more prepared than the other attorney. We won a very complicated case and I would recommend Jennifer to anyone.
Keith
There are no words to express how thankful I was to have Jennifer by my side through my custody battle! This was the scariest time of my life and to have the most trustworthy attorney makes it all that much easier…whenever I felt stressed out Jennifer always made me feel confident and calm again!
Stephen

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