Working With Children To Protect Their Legal Rights In Court
Because a child’s understanding of the law is far less than the average adult’s, it goes without saying that their need for legal representation in legal matters is paramount. That’s why, under Georgia law, children have the right to legal representation in legal matters. In most cases, legal matters are related to family law, an area of law in which The Manely Firm, P.C., has considerable knowledge.
To ensure the protection of a child’s rights throughout the legal process, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL). Although a GAL does not have to be an attorney, representation from an attorney guardian ad litem is preferable as they not only understand the intricacies of the law, but how to effectively apply the law on behalf of their minor client.
At The Manely Firm, P.C., you can rely on lawyer Dina Khismatulina to handle guardian ad litem work in Georgia. Her guardian ad litem training provides families throughout the Atlanta Metro with a new service and new legal protections.
When Is A Guardian Ad Litem Needed?
GALs are often needed in family law court cases where it’s necessary to protect a child’s best interests. This can include:
- Contested divorces
- Visitation disputes
- Child custody disputes
- Name changes
- Adoptions — including stepparent and relative adoptions
- Termination of parental rights cases
- Family violence cases
Make Sure Your Child’s Rights Are Fully Protected
Don’t trust the protection of your child’s rights to just anyone. Turn to the Georgia law firm with years of experience and a track record of success in all areas of family law.