Illinois Guardian ad Litem Attorneys
Serving DuPage County & Kane County
We understand the great priority you place on the safety and well being of your children; we are devoted to providing strategies and solutions that protect them from harm and provide for their future. Abear Law Offices have guardian ad litem attorneys on staff and can provide you with an inside perspective on how to address child custody concerns.
What is a Guardian ad Litem?
A guardian ad litem, also known as a GAL, is a court-appointed attorney who specifically advocates for the best interest of a child. If the court does not initiate the GAL appointment, either party has the right to request the appointment. An experienced guardian ad litem will thoroughly research the details and circumstances of a child’s life and provide sound recommendations to the court for the future care of the assigned child.
What Drives GAL Recommendations?
An experienced guardian ad litem will use several techniques to arrive at a thoughtful conclusion. Through observation, investigation, research and interviews, they will form a picture of what is best for a child. They will consider numerous factors that impact a child including, but not limited to:
- The age of the child
- The mental and physical state of the child
- Living arrangements of both parents
- Enrollment in educational facilities
- Transportation available
- Psychological development
- Any instances of abuse
The recommendation from the guardian ad litem may be delivered by written report or in person. The level of care and concern taken differs depending on the GAL assigned to your case. We know how to engage the court-appointed guardian ad litem to truly serve the best interest of your child in custody decisions.
What We Offer – Experience, Strategy and Accountability
We know the process, so we can provide a clear perspective on child custody concerns. In particularly contentious custody battles, we know what is required and expected of the assigned GAL and can hold them accountable to maintaining a high standard of service. When you choose our team to handle your case, you get access to a wealth of legal experience, tried and tested winning strategies and an ongoing commitment to provide closure and progress for your precious family.
If you have children and need help understanding the role and impact of a guardian ad litem, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our firm is highly skilled in handling child-related issues in divorce cases and other family law matters. We work to provide solutions that are in the best interest of each child. We serve clients throughout DuPage County and Kane County from our offices in Wheaton and St. Charles, Illinois.