Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Representation- Elmhurst, Illinois

DuPage County, Illinois Legal Guardian Advocate for Children

Child custody disputes in complex divorce cases will, most often, require a court appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) to act as an attorney representative for a child, or any dependent, mentally incapacitated individual. The GAL, the child representative, and the attorney for the child, all work in different capacities, to protect what is in the best interest of the child(ren).

At the Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Pope, in Elmhurst, Illinois, we represent clients for GAL matters in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, Will County, and McHenry County. Guardian ad litem’s are assigned to cases where there is suspicion of abuse, neglect, or dishonesty on either part of the parents. Children needing GAL’s are often extremely young and vulnerable in divorce proceedings. A guardian ad litem serves to protect a child’s best interests.

Contact the Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Pope for more information regarding guardian ad litem concerns and how we can conduct the necessary investigations, parent-child interviews, and the release of important records to move a divorce case along. Call 630-279-6800 to schedule an initial consultation with Elizabeth A. Pope today.

How a Guardian ad Litem is Appointed in Your Divorce Case

Typically, a judge will appoint a guardian ad litem to act as a child’s representative, as long as the child is old enough to understand what is going on and can communicate effectively to his or her GAL. Judges rely on guardian ad litem’s to be objective and to help move a case forward.

With a strong focus on family law and divorce matters, our law firm has the experience to represent clients in matters involving a guardian ad litem.

Contact Our Elmhurst Law Firm Today 

Contact the Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Pope, located in Elmhurst, Illinois, to learn more about the guardian ad litem role (GAL) and how it may affect your child custody arrangement. Call 630-279-6800 to speak with an experienced GAL, divorce attorney today.

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