Requesting a New Legal Guardian for Your Child
Picking a legal guardian for your child after a divorce can be a difficult task. It can cause a lot of stress if the choice you made is not working out well. If you are interested in requesting a new legal guardian for your child, here is what you will need to know.
Requesting a New Legal Guardian | Difficulties You Might Face
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.
Things to Keep in Mind
A common complaint that I’ll hear from parents is that they believe that the legal guardian is biased or spends more time speaking with one parent than the other. It’s important for parties to remember that this person, the attorney for the child, is there to represent the children’s best 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 legal 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.
Contact Our Office Today
If you are interested in requesting a new legal guardian for your child or children, please contact experienced Clifton Park family law attorney Jean Mahserjian today. We will do what is best for you and your family.