Research Guides and
Publications from the Connecticut
Research Guides prepared by the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:
Division of Public
Information from Connecticut Probate Courts:
Reports - Office of Legislative Research:
Litem - 2013-R-0098
You asked for a description of the
training and oversight of guardians ad litem (GALs) in child neglect and
related cases (juvenile court) vs. those in divorce and related cases
(family court) and the rationale for these differences. You also asked
(1) whether family court GALs have total immunity and, if so, why and
(2) why family court GALs do not conform to their state practice
State Court Oversight of Guardians Ad
Litem - 2013-R-0017
You asked several questions about guardians ad litem (GAL)
assigned to represent the best interests of children in
divorce and custody matters handled in Connecticut family
courts. Your questions are directed at cases where the
litigants are not indigent.
Litem Appointments - 2012-R-0416
asked several questions about guardian ad litems (GAL) assigned to
represent the best interests of indigent children in Connecticut child
protection matters. Your specific questions and answers follow.
Chapter 53 - Claims
Against The State
801b - Probate Court Procedures
Chapter 802h - Protected Persons and Their Property
Chapter 815 -
Court Proceedings in Family Relations Matters
Chapter 815j -
Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation
Appointment of counsel or guardian ad litem for a minor children. Duties.
Best interests of the child.
Sec. 46b-62. Orders for payment of attorney's
fees and fees of guardian ad litem in certain actions. Limitations
and methodology of calculation.
Chapter 815t - Juvenile
46b-120. (Formerly Sec. 51-301).
Examination by physician, psychiatrist or psychologist. Appointment of counsel and guardian ad
litem. Testimony. Evidence.
Appointment of attorney to
represent child or youth and parent or guardian.
Connecticut Practice Book
Official Court Forms,
Connecticut Judicial Branch
JD-FM-219 - Guardian Ad Litem, Request for Status Conference
JD-FM-225 - Affidavit of Expenses of Counsel or Guardian Ad
Litem for Minor Child or Children
JD-FM-232 - Periodic Review Worksheet - Fees Charged by Counsel
or Guardian Ad Litem
- Complaint Against Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney for Minor Child
JD-FM-276A - Instructions for Filling Out Complaint Against Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney
for Minor Child
JD-JM-194 - Guardian Ad Litem Request For In-Court Judicial
Review (Juvenile Matters)