The Attorney General’s Office cannot represent private citizens or provide legal advice in custody or visitation disputes. These issues can often be resolved through mediation, but in some cases you may have to hire a private attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for legal assistance. Please contact Legal Aid or Legal Services in your area for more information.
In custody cases where there are allegations or abuse or neglect, the court may appoint an attorney, known as a Guardian Ad Litem, to represent the child. This attorney does not represent either parent, but serves to protect the child’s interests throughout the custody proceedings.