Parental emotions can run high during child custody disputes, so Oklahoma courts may feel it necessary to involve a guardian ad litem. This role, typically filled by a professional (i.e., social worker, mental health professional, or child advocate attorney), represents the child's best interests during all phases of the courtroom process. Our experienced family law attorney offers guardian ad litem services to represent minors in court. We will work with your child to understand their needs and pursue an outcome that supports their best interests.
When a Guardian Ad Litem is Necessary
In family law cases involving contentious and serious issues, such as alleged abuse or neglect, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem to work with the child and protect their well-being. The guardian ad litem will investigate and report to the court about which child custody arrangement would be best for the child. A guardian ad litem also works to represent a child's best interests in court, helping them understand their rights and supporting them through every phase of the legal process.
Compassionate Legal Support for Children Throughout Oklahoma
At Outhier & Caruthers PLLC, our family law attorney is ready to serve as a guardian ad litem as needed. We will work hard to support the child at every turn, making sure their voice is heard in the courtroom. Additionally, if you are involved in a child custody dispute involving a guardian ad litem, our family law attorney can help you understand their role. Whatever your specific needs may be, our dedicated legal team is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you toward a fair and favorable outcome. We encourage you to call us at your convenience to learn more about our exceptional family law services.