Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem On Behalf Of Minor Form. This is a Washington form and can be use in Spokane Local County.
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(Copy Receipt) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF SPOKANE In re the Marriage of: (Clerk's Date Stamp) CASE NO. ______________________ Petitioner: _______________________________ And Respondent: _____________________________ ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM ON BEHALF OF MINOR (ORAPGL) I. BASIS 1.1 BASIS FOR THE APPOINTMENT. This appointment is being made pursuant to RCW 26.09 Dissolution RCW 26.50 Domestic Violence OTHER: RCW 26.10 Non-Parental Custody RCW 26.33 Adoption RCW 26.44 Abuse of Children RCW 26.26 Parentage Act ORDER APPOINTING GAL WPF DR 04.0200 (1/2005) Spokane County LSPR 94.05 (e); RCW 26.09.110; .140; .220 PAGE 1 OF 7 Rev: 04/2011 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 1.2 CHILDREN TO WHOM THE ORDER APPLIES. petitioner respondent court moved for appointment of a guardian ad litem for the The following minor child(ren) in this action: Name Age II. FINDINGS After reviewing the case record to date and the basis for the motion, the Court FINDS that the motion should be granted because appointment of a guardian ad litem is in the best interest of the child(ren). III. ORDER IT IS ORDERED THAT: 3.1 APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM. ____________________________________ is appointed as guardian ad litem for the above-named minor child(ren) of the parties and shall receive copies of all pleadings and notice of all court proceedings regarding the child(ren). OTHER: Scope: A full investigation as needed to address issues related to a residential Plan for the child; A limited investigation: Issues to be addressed: A limited investigation to determine the issue of parentage only; Other: The guardian ad litem duties are defined by the scope of the appointment. 3.2 DUTIES OF THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM. PAGE 2 OF 7 Rev: 04/2011 ORDER APPOINTING GAL WPF DR 04.0200 (1/2005) Spokane County LSPR 94.05 (e); RCW 26.09.110; .140; .220 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com The guardian ad litem shall investigate and report factual information to the court concerning parenting arrangements for the child(ren), and shall represent the child(ren)'s best interests. The guardian ad litem may make recommendations based upon an independent investigation regarding the best interests of the child(ren). The guardian ad litem shall report a child(ren)'s expressed preferences regarding the parenting plan to the court, together with the facts relative to whether any preferences are being expressed voluntarily and the degree of the child(ren)'s understanding. The guardian ad litem shall make a full and complete written report to the court and counsel/parties on or before _______________________ (Date) or pursuant to the Domestic Case Schedule Order. This report shall include recommendations and bases for those recommendations. OTHER: The guardian ad litem may make a preliminary report (written or oral) to the court and counsel/parties on or before___________________. (date) For all purposes of this Order the guardian ad litem shall be deemed an Expert under Evidence Rule 706. Duties of the guardian ad litem shall be limited by the scope of the appointment. See Section 3.1 "Other". 3.3 OTHER DUTIES. Other duties of the guardian ad litem include appearing at all court hearings and pretrial conferences within the scope of appointment unless excused by the court and assisting the parties and counsel in reaching a resolution of the matters involving said child(ren). 3.4 GUARDIAN AD LITEM ACCESS TO CHILD(REN), RECORDS AND INFORMATION To facilitate reasonable investigation of information pertaining to the best interest of the child(ren), the guardian ad litem shall have access to the child(ren) and to all records and information, including authorization to speak with interested persons, from the following sources: law enforcement agencies; Child Protective Services (or the equivalent out-of-state agency); health care providers; mental health care providers; child care providers; the Department of Social and Health Services (or the equivalent agency in another state); and educational institutions. These agencies may withhold or blackout portions of requested information as warranted by law or by court order. The guardian ad litem shall maintain the confidentiality of information except as necessary to fulfill his or her duties as guardian ad litem. Within the scope of appointment, the guardian ad litem shall have access to all Superior Court and Juvenile Court files, including any sealed/confidential portions thereof, other than records sealed pursuant to RCW 13.50.050(7). All information obtained from sealed or confidential files shall remain sealed or confidential, and the guardian ad litem shall inform the court if the guardian ad litem report contains sealed or confidential information. The court clerk shall provide certified copies of this order to the guardian ad litem upon request and without charge. ORDER APPOINTING GAL WPF DR 04.0200 (1/2005) Spokane County LSPR 94.05 (e); RCW 26.09.110; .140; .220 PAGE 3 OF 7 Rev: 04/2011 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Upon good cause shown, the guardian ad litem or the parties may move that the court make confidential any reports or documents placed in the court file by the guardian ad litem. OTHER: The guardian ad litem shall also have access to alcohol and drug treatment records whether written or oral and including but not limited to TASC and other information regarding the child/children and the parties. These records shall be released directly to the guardian ad litem upon presentation of a copy of this order, either in person or by mail, at no cost. The guardian ad litem shall have access to all records indicated herein at no cost for the child/children and each parent. Access to all records indicated herein shall include records of child/children over the age of 12 if that/those child/children have signed this order. The parties and their attorneys agree that the guardian ad litem may redisclose in his/her report any and all mental and physical health treatment records, criminal histories, police records, and alcohol/drug treatment history of the parties. 3.5 PAYMENT OF FEES AND COSTS. The guardian ad litem fee is $___________ per hour up to $____________________, the maximum the guardian ad litem may charge without additional court review and approval. The fees and costs of the guardian ad litem shall be paid as follows: ________ % by father and _________ % by mother _________ % by other : ________ OTHER: In private pay case