Child Representative & Guardian ad Litem
A Child Representative’s role is to advocate for the child’s best interest, acting as an attorney in this role, and not being necessarily bound by the expressed wishes of the child. There exists confidentiality between the attorney and child.
A Guardian ad Litem acts as the Court’s witness, or it’s “eyes and ears.” A GAL makes a report to the Court, which may be in writing, and is a witness in any hearing or trial. Here, there is no confidentiality, which is a key difference to that of a child representative.
In both roles, Erin will investigate all issues and concerns, attempt to work to an amicable resolution, and consider and strive to serve the children’s best interests. Erin’s experience in representing mothers and fathers, conducting custody trials, and her creativity and dedication make Erin well suited for this role.