Cumming Guardian Ad Litem Attorney
Guardian ad litem attorneys at the Teiger Law Center have decades of experience with guiding clients through the process when a court has ordered a guardian ad litem to protect the best interests of minor children through negotiating a settlement in mediation or in litigation before the court. Alpharetta and Cumming guardian ad litems are appointed by the county Superior Court Judges Council. Qualifications for the position vary slightly from county to county. Some Atlanta area courts only appoint attorneys while others appoint court appointed special advocates (CASA), or other trained volunteers.
Cumming Guardian Ad Litem Lawyer
When the parents cannot agree on how to handle child custody, child support and/or visitation, the guardian ad litem will investigate and make recommendations to the court as to primary custody and what degree of visitation by the non-custodial party is appropriate. CAPTA trained, the volunteer participants are state licensed attorneys who have completed the training program, which includes family law and the role of a guardian ad litem. They understand the stages of child development, effects of domestic violence on children and other child development issues, investigating claims including home visits, and weighing the merits and the downside of proposed custody arrangements before presenting findings and recommendations to the court.
Working with Cumming & Roswell Guardian Ad Litem
We encourage full cooperation with the guardian ad litem, but also recognize that there are times when an appointment should be challenged. When a guardian ad litem takes a position adverse to your position, it might be wise to question the ad litem’s decision, either by presenting evidence that refutes the reasons for the position or by cross examination and/or impeachment of the guardian ad litem.
We will question what the guardian ad litem did (or did not do), biases or prejudices, whether or not hearsay was considered, and how that affected final conclusions. It may be possible to show that the guardian ad litem misunderstood or misconstrued evidence. Guardian ad litem Alpharetta lawyers at the Tracy Teiger Law Center are experienced with the legalities involving “next friend” cases, as well as grandparents rights.
Consult with a Guardian Ad Litem Attorney in Alpharetta
Call us today for a free legal consultation. If your home is going to be visited by a guardian ad litem, a lawyer can advise you on the best way to handle the situation. The Teiger Law Center has guardian ad litem attorneys serving Roswell, Cumming, Alpharetta, and Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall and Cherokee counties.