Aurora Certified Guardian Ad Litem
As a certified guardian ad litem (GAL), I, David Lee, am appointed by the court to protect the rights and the best interests of children involved in custody or visitation disputes. My duty, as the GAL, is to investigate the family situation by meeting with all the relevant family members. Once I have completed my investigation, I will usually submit a report to the court stating what I believe is in the best interest of the child. The report will usually include a recommendation to the court to help resolve the contested issue. Such recommendations are made to the court with the needs and best interests of the child as my top priority. In other words, my duty as GAL is to be provide a recommendation by serving as the "eyes and ears" of the court.
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Understanding the Duties of the Guardian Ad Litem
The Guardian ad Litem carries out the following activities:
- Investigation: I will conduct a thorough investigation into all facets of the child-in-question’s life. This will include talking to neighbors, friends, other family members, teachers, and anybody else that plays a significant role in the child’s life. I will look into the child’s health, education, and overall condition.
- Facilitation: I will identify usable, nearby resources that the child will use in order to grow and live a happy life. This may include different education, healthcare, or dietary guidelines, depending on the situation.
- Advocacy: I will be representing the child and will do my utmost to protect their best interests and rights. In doing so, I will advocate to the court on behalf of the child.
- Monitoring: I will make sure that the orders of the court are carried out as instructed. These court orders may specify mandatory child support, visitation hours, or proper treatment of the child.
Contact a Certified Guardian Ad Litem
If you are engaged in a child custody or visitation dispute and all alternative methods of conflict resolution has failed, it may make sense to ask the court to appoint a guardian ad litem. As a GAL, I will always put the child's best interest as my first priority when making any recommendations to the court. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your child custody or visitation issue, please feel free to contact my office for a consultation.
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The Law Offices of David Lee is available in Kane, Kendall, Dupage, and Dekalb Counties