Stipulated agreements appointing a GAL will no longer be accepted

 Effective immediately, parties to a domestic relations case cannot stipulate to a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to serve on a particular case.As a result, the Court will not accept any such stipulated agreements of appointment of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL).The practice of stipulating to a particular GAL is not consistent with statute.

While the parties are free to make a recommendation to the Court of a GAL, stipulated agreements appointing a GAL will no longer be accepted.

In the near future, the GAL Policies and Procedures will be updated to ensure consistency with this notice.

Thank you for your attention and compliance.

Changes to 2019 Schedule
Spring Judicial Conference, April 29th – May 1st

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