A Will County guardian ad litem is appointed by court order solely for the duration of a legal action. Courts appoint these representatives for infants, minors, and mentally incompetent persons in order to help them protect their rights in court. Guardians ad litem in Joliet are involved in divorces, child neglect and abuse cases, paternity suits and contested inheritances. In many cases, guardians ad litem are attorneys.
Guardians ad litem have an enormous responsibility. Their duties involve the child’s welfare across all areas including investigation, attending to the child's emotional and legal needs, monitoring the child's family and shielding the child from potential damage inflicted by lawsuits.
As officers of the court, guardians ad litem in Joliet also compile relevant facts, interview witnesses, give testimony and make recommendations to the court on issues of custody and visitation. In addition, they ensure that all parties comply with court orders.
The team at Chuck Bretz & Associates has many years of combined experience in Joliet guardian ad litem cases. Give us a call today at (815) 740-1545 to learn more about what we can do for your particular situation. Our attorneys have been designated guardian ad litem in Will County and have handled our duties in many cases.