Appointment of guardian ad litem in civil cases. (HB1510)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Appointment of guardian ad litem in civil cases. Requires the court to appoint a guardian ad litem for a person under a disability who is a party in a civil case. Current law requires the appointment only for a person under a disability who is a party defendant. Amends § 8.01-9, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/20/2016Committee
12/20/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103042D
12/20/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/16/2017Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Kathy Pendergraph writes:

Please support this bill and please include a special provision for disabled children involved in custody and visitation issues. Disabled children can be (and repeatedly have been) much more seriously negatively impacted by the bad decisions made by some ignorant guardians (and even a specific judge). Some in the J&D system refuse to acknowledge their need to be educated (or even acknowledge qualified testimony) about the challenges faced by the disabled children they are being paid by the Commonwealth to represent. Having a representative who specializes in this area could provide a much needed safeguard against further harm by the J&D system for these special needs children.