Guardian Ad Litem

In child custody disputes, a Guardian ad Litem may be appointed to represent the best interest of the minor child or children. The role of the Guardian ad Litem can vary from case to case, but many times it is the Guardian ad Litem’s responsibility to conduct an investigation and make a recommendation about legal and physical custody of the minor children.

Investigations often include meeting with the parents, meetings with the children, interviewing collateral witnesses, reviewing school and other records, and evaluating the homes of the parties. Attorneys in our office are often called upon by the court or other family law attorneys in many counties across North Georgia to serve as a Guardian ad Litem. Our attorneys are very experienced in the area of child welfare and family law, which gives them specialized training and knowledge as to the law related to minor children and as to what is in the best interest of minor children.

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- Dianne S.

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"Having been a client since 2002, each and every matter I’ve had the Law Firm of Thompson, Meier & King help me with has been handled with the highest degree of professionalism & thoroughness, regardless of the size of the case at hand. With several Attorneys in the firm, each with their focused area of practice, I would confidently recommend Thompson, Meier & King to anyone needing legal assistance. The entire staff is knowledgeable and courteous, as well. There is good reason why this well-established Law Firm is so well thought of by so many!"

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