In custody disputes, a guardian ad litem advocates for the best interests of the child. The guardian ad litem conducts interviews with the parents, child, and other adults in the child’s life, including teachers, doctors, coaches, and anyone else who can help provide the guardian ad litem with the information necessary for providing a full report to the court.
If the parents are unable to agree about anything related to the child, the guardian ad litem becomes the decision-maker. It is always in the parents’ and the child’s best interests to avoid having a guardian ad litem assigned to the case. Not only do they lose control over the process, but they are responsible for paying for the guardian ad litem, increasing the costs of the child custody dispute.
If you and your partner are struggling with your Parenting Plan, please consult the Sutherland Law Firm in Albuquerque. Our experienced child custody attorneys will do everything in their power to help you avoid a situation where a guardian ad litem is r