Guardian Ad Litem

Washington Lawyer Serves as Guardian ad Litem to Represent Children in Litigation

Court-appointed attorney advocates for minors and others in the Olympia area

Children are not capable of hiring someone to represent their legal interests when family disputes such as divorce affect their well-being. In these situations, courts will designate a guardian ad litem to ensure that their rights are protected. At DeWitt Law PLLC, I have the experience, knowledge and compassion to deliver comprehensive representation to minors and other individuals in the Olympia area and throughout Washington who cannot advocate for themselves.

Law firm provides a full range of services for the youths we assist

At DeWitt Law PLLC, I perform a variety of necessary functions in my role as a guardian ad litem. Those functions include:

  • Representation in court — Upon appointment by the court, I will advocate for children in hearings and trials. When necessary, I examine witnesses and argue motions in the same manner as other parties to the litigation.
  • Evaluation of pertinent information — As a guardian ad litem, I take my role seriously and review every relevant document in order to understand what is best for the child. I also petition the court to get access to certain materials when appropriate.
  • Contact with key individuals — I can obtain professional medical advice when it is required. If others have knowledge that will help the court’s evaluation of the child’s welfare, I can also seek their input.

I perform each task with the appropriate proficiency and sensitivity so that those I represent can move forward with the least possible disruption to their lives.

Proven advocate provides knowledgeable advice to benefit children 

After a thorough investigation, I can prepare and deliver a detailed report specifying what is in the child’s best interest. I take a comprehensive approach to my recommendations to help all parties understand the child’s physical, financial, educational and emotional needs. I am committed to providing the advocacy children deserve during difficult circumstances.

Contact a skilled Washington lawyer to serve as a guardian ad litem

At DeWitt Law PLLC, I serve as a guardian ad litem for children in Washington. Call me at 360-701-0864 or contact me online to schedule a  consultation at my Olympia office.