Tag: GAL

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

Guardian of the Galaxy – What is the Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Trust and Estate Disputes?

Most California trust and estate disputes involve adults who can make their own choices about what to seek and how hard to litigate, such as the common scenario of siblings competing for assets.  But many disputes, or at least potential disagreements, involve people who can’t fend for themselves, such as mentally incapacitated adults, children, or … Continue Reading
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