700+ pp. + CD; 4th ed. 2012
(includes 2014-15 supplement)
Be ready to serve as a guardian ad litem with this guide
Whether you’re looking for guidance on just the basics of being a guardian ad litem, or you need detailed help with the most complex issues, you’ll find it in The Guardian ad Litem Handbook.
This comprehensive guide:
- Explains the challenges of being a GAL for children, elderly persons, and persons with disabilities
- Examines the variety of roles a GAL may be required to perform
- Explores the different situations a GAL may be called upon to deal with
- Includes detailed directions for the GAL in various types of proceedings
Speak with authority
You'll find invaluable contributions of both attorney and non-attorney authors, who share their extensive expertise. You’ll discover essential and practical information not just for handling the legal issues that may arise from being a GAL, but also for understanding the human side of a case. You’ll also be able to follow insightful discussions about the typical characteristics of children, elderly persons, and disabled adults, as well as helpful techniques for GALs to use in interviewing clients.
- The Guardian ad Litem: An Overview
- Children: The Human Side
- Family Court: Chapter 767
- Juvenile Court: Chapter 48
- Adults with Mental Disabilities: The Human Side
- Guardianship: Chapter 54
- Protective Services and Protective Placement: Chapter 55
- State Mental Health Act: Chapter 51
- Probate Court
- Personal Injury
The 2014–15 supplement:
- Revises discussions in the Handbook’s chapter on the guardian ad litem in children’s court proceedings (chapter 48 of the Wisconsin Statutes), adding new sections on permanency reviews and the delegation of parental powers, and expanding the chapter’s discussions of the Indian Child Welfare Act
- Incorporates recent amendments to statutes relating to trusts; temporary restraining orders and injunctions; Mental Health Act admissions of minors to inpatient facilities; emergency detention and involuntary commitment of other persons; and out-of-home placements for young adults with an individualized education program
- Includes citations to recent Wisconsin appellate court decisions addressing matters such as termination of parental rights, surrogacy agreements, and mental-health commitments
- Discusses plans for the ongoing expansion of the Family Care program in Wisconsin
Always have the right forms
The book includes a CD with the complete set of forms available in Microsoft® Word or WordPerfect® format.
Be better prepared to represent your clients' best interests
You'll find exactly the information you need when you turn to The Guardian ad Litem Handbook, Wisconsin's most comprehensive guide to being a guardian ad litem.