Guardian Ad Litem

Jackie Busbee is a certified Guardian ad Litem

What does a Guardian Ad Litem do?

Guardians ad Litem are persons appointed by the court to represent “the child's best interests” in court proceedings. The guardian ad litem is often an attorney. However, anyone who meets the private guardian ad litem statute (S.C. Code Ann. § 63-3-810, et. seq) can be a guardian in private custody and visitation cases. Because the guardian is an advocate for the child’s best interests, the guardian is empowered to bring motions to modify custody or visitation or to add what the guardian believes are necessary restraints on the parents’ activities to protect the child from a parent’s dangerous behavior.

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