Divorcing parents often disagree on who should have custody of their children.

Probate Information Center

Judges are responsible for deciding with whom and on what terms the children of a divorce will live and visit. To determine the children’s best interests, especially in high conflict cases where the parents argue every assertion the other makes, Judges and parties frequently ask to have the help of a Guardian ad Litem.

When the family involved cannot afford a Guardian, the Court will appoint a pro bono Guardian who is trained, supervised, and supported by AVLF to step in and conduct an investigation, ultimately making a recommendation as to the best interests of the children.