Guardian ad Litem Handbook

Product ID: AK0057
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-529-1

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.

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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.

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742+ pp.; 5th ed. 2018-2019

Topics include:

  • 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

New 5th edition

This latest edition incorporates important recent developments and new information including:

  • A reorganized and rewritten first chapter explaining the general concepts of GAL practice
  • Repeal and recreation of the child relocation statute in the Family Code
  • The launch of Family Care (Wisconsin’s long-term care program) in all Wisconsin counties
  • New content about injunctions and restraining orders as they may pertain to GALs
  • New sections on minor guardianships
  • Expansion of certain state programs to provide treatment for drug dependence in addition to treatment for alcoholism

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Excellent Reference

By Karen Riemer on 6/14/2019

Format: Books UnBound

Very good reference for those handling guardianships for disability or for the elderly. Good overview of the whole process.

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Excellent Reference

By Karen Riemer on 6/14/2019

Format: Books UnBound

Very good reference for those handling guardianships for disability or for the elderly. Good overview of the whole process.