California Probate and the Guardian Ad Litem – Common Questions

Some California probate cases involve a guardian ad litem. Unlike a guardian or conservator or, a guardian ad litem serves a specific and temporary role in a probate proceeding. What is a guardian ad litem and what does that person do? Let’s take a look at some commonly asked questions. What is a guardian ad litem? A guardian ad litem is a person appointed by a court to represent the interests of a person who is not able to represent his or her own interests during a legal proceeding. Many cases involving child custody, child abuse, or other family law situations where a child needs an advocate involve a guardian ad litem. However, probate cases involving children or incapacitated adults might also involve a guardian ad litem. What does the guardian ad litem do? An incapacitated person involved in a court proceeding needs someone to speak on his or her behalf. That’s the role the guardian ad litem serves. Instead of advocating for one side or another, the guardian ad litem is ther
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