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Appointed to act in a lawsuit on behalf of a child or other person who is not considered capable of representing themselves.
- ‘Serving as a Guardian ad litem in a contested family law proceeding is a challenging job.’
- ‘This brochure answers commonly asked questions about the guardian ad litem's role in the divorce process.’
- ‘However, the federal government left implementation of guardian ad litem requirements to the states.’
- ‘A Guardian ad litem may seek to withdraw by filing a motion with the court that appointed the Guardian.’
- ‘Casa volunteers serve as the eyes and ears of both the guardian ad litem and the court.’
Latin, literally ‘for the lawsuit’.
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