Tag: California Senate Bill 1279

You’re Fired! Mature Minors May Seek Removal of Guardians Ad Litem

California probate courts may appoint guardians ad litem (“GALs”) to represent the interests of those who cannot speak for themselves, including minors. While Probate Code section 1003 provides for the appointment of GALs, it does not speak to their removal. A recently published opinion, Chui v. Chui (2022) ___Cal. App. 5th ___ (“Chui II”) attempts, in … Continue Reading

Legislature Updates California’s Guardian Ad Litem Appointment Statutes

California courts may appoint guardians ad litem as helping hands to act for those unable to make their own decisions in litigated cases because they are minors or incapacitated adults.  For background, see our prior post. Senate Bill 1279, effective January 1, 2023, clarifies and improves the rules governing the selection of guardians ad litem, … Continue Reading
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