Tampa child custody attorneys routinely deal with Guardian ad Litems in their time sharing and child custody cases. A Guardian ad Litem is often an attorney appointed by the court to ensure the right and best interests of a child are protected and voiced. It is worth noting some Guardians are not attorneys. Unfortunately, many times in divorce and child custody cases, the child’s true best interests are overlooked by the parties as they battle for overnights, child support reductions, alimony, attorney’s fees, etc. The Guardian ad Litem is solely focused on the best interests of the child
Guardian ad Litems are tasked with both investigating allegations and advocating for the best interest of the child. Unfortunately, many times the advocating is the easy part, while the investigation is constantly obstructed by the parents. For example, we have seen countless situations, where the parents/parties refuse to permit the Guardian to meet with the child, refuses to turn over documents, refuses to permit the Guardian to meet with the child alone, etc. The advocating is the easiest part before the court.
If you have questions about a Guardian ad Litem and/or their involvement in your Florida child custody case, contact the Tampa child custody attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free case consultation. We have handled a wide variety of child custody and time sharing matters, including those involving the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem. If you would like to contact one of our Tampa child custody attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website. Our free, secure chatbox is also available in the lower right hand corner of our website for nearly immediate access to our attorneys. We appreciate you checking out our Tampa child custody attorney blog and look forward to working with you.