attorney ad litem


: an attorney appointed by a court to act as an advocate for a minor, a proposed ward, or unknown heirs in a particular legal action (such as a divorce)

Note: An attorney ad litem represents a child's best interests and wishes.

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“Attorney ad litem.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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