Guardian Ad Litem

Pic of Guardian Lite Form

In some cases, a court will appoint the guardian ad litem to a minor child involved in a dissolution of marriage. A court will determine whether or not one is needed, based on what is in the child’s best interest. Ad litem is Latin, meaning “to suit” therefore direct translated, it means a guardian to suit the best interests of a child.

This kind of caretaker is a special guardian only used for the duration of the legal process concerning a divorce or separation. They are only appointed to minors, who typically need someone who will help act and protect in the child’s best interest. They are appointed in order to protect the rights of the children who cannot necessarily speak up for themselves. The powers, restrict