Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Call for Guardian Ad Litem Program Funding


Vulnerable children need someone to look out for their best interests in court.

That's outside of their mother or father who could have a biased opinion in a custody battle or a child protection case.

That's why state law requires that a Guardian ad Litem be appointed to children in custody cases and who are the subject of a child protection investigations. Guardians ad Litem follow the child's case by visiting with teachers, doctors, therapists, family members, foster families and the child. They then report their findings back to a judge to help with the ultimate decision.

According to the Office of the Legislative Auditor, in Minnesota, there are roughly 500 children who don't have a Guardian ad Litem watching over them in times that could shape the rest of their lives.

Read more here.

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