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”)
California Senate Bill 1279
Legislature Updates California’s Guardian Ad Litem Appointment Statutes
By Jeffrey S. Galvin on
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…