Guardian Ad Litum/Minor’s Counsel

Guardians Ad Litem in California are generally special attorneys who represent the interests of the minor children in divorce. The parents of the children are usually responsible for paying the fees of their child’s or children’s specially appointed attorney. The attorney representing a child/children in California focuses on the best interests of the minor or minors being represented and is neutral to the parents and their attorneys. Sometimes the minor’s attorney may express what he or she believes is in the best interest of the minor(s) although what the attorney proposes to the court may not be the first choice of the minor(s).