Guardian Ad Litem
When you are in the middle of a parenting conflict either due to a divorce involving either residential responsibility (formerly known as physical custody) or decisionmaking (formerly known as legal custody), or a parenting matter involving those issues where you were never married to the other parent, sometimes it’s a good idea to consider a Guardian Ad Litem to protect the children’s interests. A Guardian Ad Litem is an attorney who may be either retained by the parents or appointed by the Court to represent the children. A Guardian Ad Litem can offer evidence in court, be involved in settlement negotiations, and in general preserves the children’s right to be heard on important issues that affect them daily. Bonnie has been through Guardian Ad Litem training and is on the roster of Guardian Ad Litems in North Dakota. For more information on Guardians Ad Litem, see ndcourts.gov/court/ADR/lawguide.pdf and ndcourts.gov/court/custodyinvestigatorroster/roster.