Do I have the option of choosing my own law guardian for my child?? and if this option is not extended what I can i do.?
Family Law Attorney
Usually, neither parent is given a choice with regard to who will serve as attorney for the child in a custody dispute between the parents. In other custody cases, it may be possible for a parent to choose an attorney for the child and/or if both parents agree upon a choice of attorney for the child the court may consider their wishes. In any case, the choice must be made from among the attorneys who are already part of a pre-qualified group from which such appointments are typically made. That said, the parent certainly can choose their own attorney and this choice should be made before considering any of the other choices pertaining to the custody matter. You can find attorney contact by searching among the profiles here on AVVO. Good luck!
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Family Law Attorney
A law guardian in a custody case is almost always appointed by the court.
The reason for this is that a law guardian is supposed to be representing the best interests and wishes of the child. If the attorney was selected by you in a custody dispute there would be a question as to how impartial the attorney was in reflecting the desires of the child.
If there was an option for a parent to retain a law guardian to represent their child in a custody dispute, then what would happen if both parents retained different law guardians? As you can see, it could lead to even further dispute in an already sensitive matter.
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