Guardian ad Litem in Georgia Divorce

What is a Modification?

A guardian ad litem is a special advocate who is appointed to represent the best interests of a child during certain court proceedings.

A guardian ad litem can be a specially trained attorney or a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer. He or she will spend time one-on-one with the child to determine the child’s best interest by examining many factors, including:

  • The child’s physical welfare and safety
  • The child’s mental health, as well as the mental health of the adults in question
  • Any evidence of physical or emotional abuse
  • The child’s family, cultural and religious background
  • Community ties of the child
  • The child’s preference for long-term placement

Do I Need a Guardian ad Litem?

Depending on the details and circumstances of you case, the court may decide to appoint a guardian ad litem to act for your child or children as you sort out custody and child support issues.

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