Guardian Ad Litem

 
A Guardian Ad Litem is is appointed in a cases to investigate and report findings back to the court. During the course of the investigation the Guardian may:
  • Conducts Interviews with Parents, Children, School Officials, Mental Health Professionals, and up to 3 collateral sources

  • Inspects the home of each parent 

  • Writes a report to the courts which is submitted (10) ten days prior to a final hearing 

  • Makes Referrals for Drug Testing, Psychological Testing, and Criminal Background Checks

  • Host a settlement conference 

  • If a settlement has not been reached, we will attend court as a party on behalf of the children 

  • Starting retainer is $2000.00 which is billed at a rate of $200.00 an hour

  • Sliding Fee Scale is available for low income families

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