in Custody Cases
As family law practitioners who try custody cases, we found inconsistencies in the role of guardians ad litem after interviewing family law practitioners throughout the Commonwealth and in other jurisdictions.
This was not a scientific sampling, but an overview to illustrate the need for standardization
of the gaurdian’s role.
The role of the guardian differs greatly across the Commonwealth. This article is
designed to address issues facing guardians as they struggle with defining their role and to make our suggestions on how the role of the guardian can be better defined.