Guardian Ad Litem

All custody cases do not have guardian ad litems because they are not generally needed in a situation where the parents are disputing custody, but there is no safety risk for the children.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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I have been investigating the constitutionality of the family law in NC (see my other posts on Jurisdiction). I have been told that while I need to raise the constitutional question in the district court along with each of my other arguments which are critical to my case that I will lose in district court, and even if I should win, the other attorney would appeal. The law does not change unless a higher court rules against it.

Therefore, I have been advised to appoint a guardian ad litem for my children who agrees with my position. My attorney argues for my rights; the guardian ad litem argues for the rights of the children.
Why do not all custody cases have a guardian ad litem? How do I find one who agrees with my position?