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What is a Guardian ad Litem in Missouri? And, what is the role of the Guardian ad Litem?

Posted by John D. Kershman | Jul 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

In short - in Missouri, a Guardian ad Litem is an attorney who represents the best interests of a child or children in, for example, a custody matter. Missouri’s Revised Statutes Section 452.423 states that a Guardian ad litem [is to be] appointed...1. In all proceedings for child custody or for dissolution of marriage or legal separation where custody, visitation, or support of a child is a contested issue, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem. 2. The court shall appoint a guardian ad litem in any proceeding in which child abuse or neglect is alleged.


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