Is An Attorney Ad Litem The Same Thing As A Guardian Ad Litem?
An attorney ad litem is not a guardian ad litem. They are two different players in dependency court. An attorney ad litem represents the interest of a child involved in that dependency proceeding. A guardian ad litem represents a child, but is bound by what is in the child’s best interest, which may be opposed to what the child wants or desires. Those are the major differences. The child is the client in both, but there are different concerns for both of those positions.
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