SB 1279 – Guardian Ad Litem

SB 1279 will strengthen and codify several aspects of guardian ad litem appointments that often occur informally or without clear guidance for litigants and their lawyers. This bill will also resolve ambiguities in the statutes as to who constitutes as an “incapacitated person” for whom a guardian ad litem may be appointed. Through these clarifications, the courts will better ensure that those provided a guardian ad litem are properly represented and protected in pending litigation.

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