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Definition of the adjective Ad litem
What does Ad litem mean as an attribute of a noun?
- For the purpose of a legal case, as in guardian ad litem.
Ad litem is a term used in law to refer to the appointment by a court of one party to act in a lawsuit on behalf of another party—for instance, a child or an incapacitated adult—who is deemed incapable of representing him or herself. An individual who acts in this capacity is generally called a guardian ad litem; in Scotland the equivalent is a curator ad litem. This term is no longer used in England and Wales since the amendment of the Children Act 1989, which established the role of children's guardian instead.. The United States legal system, which at its inception was based on the English legal system, continues to use the terms guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem.
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Divorce in Wisconsin (2015)
The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect by Linda Vanden Heuvel
and your spouse and your children's guardian ad litem, if applicable. A guardian ad litem is an attorney appointed to represent the best interests of your children if custody or placement is contested during the divorce. 4 Divorce in Wisconsin.
Civil Litigation (2016)
by CTI Reviews
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, CONCEPTS ad litem: Ad litem is a term used in law to refer to a party appointed by a court to act in a lawsuit on behalf of another partyfor instance, a child or an incapacitated ...
Juvenile Justice (2010)
Theory and Practice by Cliff Roberson
A guardian ad litem is a person appointed by the court to promote and protect the interests of the juvenile. The guardian is normally not an attorney. In some cases, the guardian is an employee of the county's child protective services. Generally ...
Juvenile Justice in America (2016)
Law, Law by CTI Reviews
Ad litem: Ad litem is a term used in law to refer to a party appointed by a court to act in a lawsuit on behalf of another partyfor instance, a child or an incapacitated adultwho is deemed incapable of representing him or herself. An individual who ...
The essential difference between a general guardian and a guardian ad litem is that the general guardian is usually appointed to ...
Elder Law (2011)
Cases and Materials by Lawrence A. Frolik
REPRESENTATION AND ADVOCACY Many, but not all, states require that at the guardianship hearing the respondent be represented by either legal counsel or a guardian ad litem. A guardian ad litem is a representative of the court “for ...
Crime and Criminal Justice (2016)
Concepts and Controversies by Stacy L. Mallicoat
For example, a guardian ad litem is an individual that is appointed by the court to represent a juvenile's best interests. In many instances, these individuals are attorneys and can serve as a legal guardian. While this role can be found in ...
by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia Stockert, Amy Hall
A guardian ad litem is a person chosen by a court of law with written documentation describing the guardian status. A guardian ad litem is not limited to health care decisions. An attorney may or may not be a health care proxy. A health care ...
NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today’s Professionals (2014)
by National Association of Legal Assistants
For example, a guardian ad litem is a person who is appointed to represent a child (or other person lacking legal capacity) in a lawsuit.* ad valorem According to value. For example, an ad valorem tax is a tax on the value of an item, rather than ...
With Notes of Decisions of the Court of Appeals to January, 1919 : Amendments and Acts Relating to Codes of January, 1919 by Kentucky
The rendition of a judgment against an infant without appointment and defense by the guardian ad litem is a clerical misprision, and is not appealable until presented to and acted upon bv the circuit court. Reynolds v. Steel, 170 Ky. 153.
The curator ad litem is a guardian appointed by the courts to protect the interests of a pupil or a minor who is involved, directly or indirectly, in court proceedings. The curator bonis may be appointed to take over the administration of ...
by Gerald Hill Attorney
(see also: administrator ad litem, administrator ad prosequendum, administrator cum testamento annexo, administrator de bonis non, administrator de bonis non cum testamento annexo (dBnCta), administrator pendente lite, administrator with ...
by Robert Bell
Curator ad litem.—Judicial proceedings, in which a minor is interested, may be of so serious importance to him, that, in every case, our law requires that a curator for the minor be made a party. Where the minor has already curators, they are of ...
by David Mellinkoff
guardian ad litem (L., ad LIGHT-em: for the lawsuit): a person appointed by a court (or permitted by a court) to sue, or defend a lawsuit, for someone who is under legal disability. < The plaintiff is Mary Smith, guardian ad litem for Joe Smith, ...
by Bryan A. Garner
ad litem [L. "for the suit"]. Formerly — and still in English law — a guardian ad litem represented only an underage defendant (a next friend or prochein ami representing an underage plaintiff). BrE retains this restrictive sense ...
by S. Richard Sauber, Luciano L'Abate, Gerald R. Weeks, William L. Buchanan
guardian ad litem 189 group marriage A marriage involving multiple mates for both wife and husband. Christensen, H. (1964). Development of the family field of study. In H. T. Christensen (Ed.), Handbook of marriage and the family (pp. 3-32).
At Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, James Cockroft, Thomas Edward O'Brien
ad litem made any attempt either to plead or prove the foregoing facts of the assumption of said mortgage by said Isaa: Hap/7!! 91' that said mortgage was given to secure the individual debt of Said Dar-lie! Hopper, and that no issue was made ...
guardian ad litem /ad li'tem/ [L, ad litem , ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
LETTER 2; compare EXECUTOR, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE administrator ad litem : an administrator appointed to represent an estate that is a necessary party to a lawsuit administrator cum testamento annexe : ADMINISTRATOR WITH ...
A Resource for Readers and Writers by Gabriel Adeleye, Kofi Acquah-Dadzie
ad litem adj./ adv.
Quick Reference by Stephen Michael Sheppard
AD LITEM For this case. See also: TRUSTEE, INTERIM TRUSTEE (TEMPORARY TRUSTEE OR TRUSTEE AD LITEM OR TRUSTEE PRO TEM). AD MISERICORDIAM See: FALLACY, AD MISERICORDIAM.
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