A Guardian ad Litem is an attorney appointed by the Court to represent the best interests of the children in a disputed custody or divorce case. The Guardian ad Litem conducts an investigation about the custody matters in dispute and provides a recommendation to the Court. The Guardian ad Litem has broad powers to gain access to information and may meet with the parties and the children as well as speak with numerous other witnesses as part of his or her investigation. Prior to making a recommendation to the Court, the Guardian ad Litem frequently provides a recommendation to the parties and their counsel in advance of a trial to try to help facilitate a settlement, if one is possible.
Amy and Alyson have been appointed in numerous courts to serve as Guardians ad Litem. Amy and Alyson have the unique perspective as Guardians ad Litem to assist their clients in custody disputes.