Can my Child Have an Attorney in my Divorce?

If your child is below the age of 18 and the child has interests that should be represented, then the child can have an attorney.  The child’s attorney can help express the child’s wishes.  The child’s interests include custody and visitation, and the attorney will help gather facts in regards to these interests and present them in court.  This includes interviewing the child, relevant witnesses, reviewing files, and other investigations.  It is important to note that the attorney in this case will represent the child’s interests and not necessarily the child’s wishes where the two conflict.  If the child wishes to live with one parent because that parent will let the child do whatever he or she wants, then the attorney will instead act in the child’s best interest regarding health, safety, and welfare.  Contact Sagaria Law today to learn more from one of our experienced, knowledgeable family law attorneys.