Legal definition of guardian ad litem
Divorce & Separation Legal Terminology

guardian ad litem

1
In most jurisdictions, an attorney, before entering upon his duties as a guardian ad litem shall file a consent to act and a statement of no interest adverse to or in conflict with the person under disability.

Guardians ad item shell be compensated for their services. I.g, in NY, they can be paid either from the estate,or the interest of the person under disability, or for good cause shown, any other party.
Source: NY Surrogate's Court Procedure Act. website
2
Literal translation: guardian for the case.

Definition and use: an independent party appointed in family law disputes to represent parties that cannot represent themselves, such as minors, developmentally disabled, or elderly.
Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia. website. license
Find a legal term by clicking on the first letter of a legal word or phrase:
Book of the Day in our Store
Share it on TwitterFacebook
Cases and Materials on California Civil Procedure (American Casebook Series)Cases and Materials on California Civil Procedure (American Casebook Series)
by David Levine, William Slomanson, Rochelle Shapell
  • List Price: $225.00
  • Price: $163.99
  • You Save: $61.01 (27%)
from $136.66
View
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; 2016 EditionFederal Rules of Civil Procedure; 2016 Edition
by Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.
  • List Price: $18.50
  • Price: $10.68
  • You Save: $7.82 (42%)
from $4.05
View
Joseph E CoomesAttorney at LawPRACTICE AREA: Trusts & Estate Planning, Sports Law, Military Law & Military Benefits
Jason L FulkAttorney at LawPRACTICE AREA: Litigation, Sports Law
John R ThornburghAttorney at LawPRACTICE AREA: Sports Law
CNN"It is our fundamental -- given in the constitution -- right to abide by our personal laws. You cannot snatch our right from us," said Mohammad Jafar, a life member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the legal organization opposing the ... more »
SCOTUSblog (blog)For the eight justices (Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the court after the case was argued and did not participate), the ruling hinged on the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act, a 1982 federal law governing the disposition of military ... more »
PR Newswire (press release)DALLAS, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Downing, name partner in the Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, has been selected to The National Law Journal's Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers list for 2017. Based in ... more »
It's a free online legal dictionary search engine for definitions of legal terminology and legal words, legal abbreviations, and legal jargon you may meet when reading legal acts, law books, documents, legal forms and other legal content