attorney ad litem

noun

Legal Definition of 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/attorney%20ad%20litem. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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