Guardian Ad Litem

One sign of our firm's commitment to the best interests of children is that we are frequently appointed to serve as guardian ad litem, representing children in custody disputes, visitation questions and drawing up parenting plans.

In such a situation, the two parents are represented by their attorneys, and Eric J. Tatum represents the child separately from the parents. The child is not a client of the guardian ad litem. The attorney protects the child and researches the case, interviewing teachers, doctors, psychologists and others so that the court can decide which parent is best suited for primary custody.

Guardian ad litem is a position requiring trust from both sides, and from the court. Not all family lawyers have the standing or peer respect to be entrusted this work. We are proud that family courts in Gwinnett and surrounding counties look to us for impartial and caring advocacy for children.


The Law Offices of Eric J. Tatum, LLC, is committed to helping families in Buford and nearby communities arrive at thorough, cost-effective and strategic solutions to legal difficulties.

Call Georgia family law attorney Eric J. Tatum at 770-648-2789, or toll free at 800-494-1577.

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