Saratoga Family Lawyer Discusses Wanting a New Law Guardian
I am often asked as a Saratoga Family Lawyer, if you can request a new law guardian to be assigned. It’s very difficult to have a law guardian, or an attorney for the children as they’re now called, removed from a family court or matrimonial case. This attorney is appointed by the court to represent the interests of your children. Absent of showing of gross misconduct of that attorney for the child, there really is a very limited option to have this attorney removed. A common complaint that I’ll hear from parents is that they believe that the attorney for the children 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.
I advise clients as a Saratoga Family Lawyer, that it’s important to remember that it’s very common in this area for an attorney for the children 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 have questions or concerns about your family law guardian, contact our experienced Saratoga Family Lawyers.