What is a Guardian ad Litem?

A Guardian ad Litem is a person with specifically required training who is assigned to a court case.  He or she serves as an advocate for a child when the child’s welfare is a matter of concern for the court. The phrase legally means “guardian of the lawsuit.”  Guardians ad Litem provide a voice for a […]

What is a CHIPS case?

A CHIPS (Child in Need of Protective Services) is a type of court case that deals with the safety, health, care and welfare of children.  This sort of case can include parents who may have drug addiction, untreated mental illness or who are physically abusing their children.  The purpose of these cases is to either […]