Guardian Ad Litem Policies
Annual Registration Fee Waiver
In cases of financial hardship, a guardian ad litem (GAL)may request that the GAL Review Board waive the annual registration fee obligation provided for in Rule 8(a) of the Maine Rules for Guardians ad Litem by submitting a written request to the Executive Director of the Board of Overseers of the Bar. The request shall contain a full explanation of the circumstances necessitating such a waiver. Upon review of the waiver request and any supporting documents, the Executive Director may grant a license fee waiver. If the Executive Director denies the waiver, the GAL shall have 30 days from the date of denial to submit a request to the Executive Director for reconsideration by the Chair or the Vice Chair of the GAL Review Board.
In Maine a guardian ad litem is a person assigned by the court to represent a child in certain family law, child custody, probate matters, and in all child protection cases.
Yes. The appeal process follows Rule 80C of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.