Child Representatives: Capacities, Roles, and Acts

Lindsay B. Coleman is a certified child representative who will ensure your family is protected.
Child Representatives make sure the best interests of your children are at the forefront of your case.

A Child Representative is an attorney who makes sure the best interests of your children are at the forefront of the case. They spend a great deal of time interviewing the parents, children, and any other people that have a close connection with the family. They may even visit the home of each parent an observe interactions between the parents and the children. In addition, they will review all relevant document related to the case.

It is essential that the Representative has in-depth knowledge of individuals and the family dynamic because they are making recommendations to the court. And, these recommendations need to ensure that your children are protected and supported now and in the future.

Although there are similarities between a Child Representative, Guardian Ad Litem, and an attorney for the child, there are also differences as to the capacity, roles, and actions they can take.

Lindsay B. Coleman has provided a breakdown of the distinctions between these different role, which you can read by downloading the PDF below.