Guardian Ad Litem
We represent the best interests of children who are the subject of abuse, neglect, and dependency proceedings in the juvenile court. In addition to making recommendations to the court regarding protective services and custody, we advocate for them within childrens’ services and foster care agencies. We make sure children get any treatment they need, and we help them maintain important relationships. We ensure that all of the institutions involved in their lives hear their voices loud and clear.
This comprises a large part of our pro bono work each year.
Non-attorneys can volunteer with their local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program to be a GAL in some circumstances. Follow the resource links below for more information about volunteering.
Domestic Relations Court
We also represent the best interest of children in divorce and disputed custody proceedings. Even if there are no allegations of abuse or neglect, it is important that a court making decisions about where and with whom a child will live hear the voice of that child. We do this work on appointment from the domestic relations court.
I just found out we have a Guardian Ad Litem. Now what?
The best thing to do, is to contact the Guardian Ad Litem’s office as soon as possible to setup an initial appointment, and pay your retainer.
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(614) 678-8848 Office
(614) 678-8859 Fax
7100 N Hight St, Suite 200
Worthington, OH 43085
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