New Law Guardian Request
Picking a law guardian with your spouse can be a difficult task sometimes and can cause a lot of stress if the choice you made is not working out well. If you are looking to request a new law guardian, here is what you will need to know.
It’s very difficult to have a law guardian, or an “attorney for the children” as they’re now interchangeably called, removed from a family court or matrimonial case. This attorney is appointed by the court to represent the interests of your children. Absent a showing of gross misconduct of that attorney for the child, there really is a very limited option to have this attorney removed.
New Law Guardian Request: Unhappy with Current Law Guardian
A common complaint that I’ll hear from parents is that they believe that the law guardian is biased or spends more time speaking with one parent or the other. It’s important for parties to remember that this person, the attorney for the child, is there to represent the children’s interests. He or she is not there to represent or side with the interests of either parent. It’s also important to remember that it’s very common in this area for a law guardian to be appointed in an initial family court or matrimonial action and for that assignment to continue through subsequent proceedings or actions. This attorney for the children may be present in not only your current family court case, but any future case you have involving the same children. It’s generally best to accept that assignment and to have your attorney work with the attorney for the children to help build better communication so you feel more comfortable with that appointment.
If you are looking to find a new law guardian, or attorney of the children, please call our Morristown Family Law Attorney Jean Mahserjian today!