South Bend Lawyer Serves as Guardian ad Litem to Represent Children in Litigation
Indiana courts appoint Aladean M. DeRose Attorney at Law to advocate for minors and others
Children are not capable of hiring someone to represent their legal interests when family disputes such as divorce affect their well-being. In these situations, courts will designate a guardian ad litem to ensure that their rights are protected. I have the experience, knowledge and compassion to deliver comprehensive representation to minors and other individuals who cannot advocate for themselves.
Law firm providing a full range of services for the youths we assist
I perform a variety of necessary functions while serving as a court-appointed guardian ad litem including:
- Representation in court. Upon appointment by the court, I advocate for children in hearings and trials. When necessary, I examine witnesses and argue motions in the same manner as other parties to the litigation.
- Evaluation of pertinent information. As guardian ad litem, I take my role seriously and review every relevant document in order to understand what is best for the child. When warranted, I also petition the court to get access to certain materials.
- Contact with key individuals. I can obtain professional medical advice when it is required. If others have knowledge that will help the court’s evaluation of the child’s welfare, I can also work to get their input.
I perform each task with the appropriate proficiency and sensitivity so that those I represent can move forward with the least possible disruption.
Delivering clear advice to benefit the children I represent
After a thorough investigation I prepare and deliver a detailed report specifying what is in the child’s best interest. I take a comprehensive approach to my recommendations so that all parties understand the child’s physical, financial, educational and emotional needs.
Contact a South Bend lawyer to protect the legal rights and welfare of a minor
Call my office at 574-314-9126 or contact us online if you require an attorney to serve as guardian ad litem in Indiana.