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- A Law Guardian is appointed when the parties are unable to decide on Custody or Access of the Children
- A modern term for this individual is an Attorney for the Children
- This Attorney will sit down with the Child, examine and investigate both households, then come back to the courthouse with recommendations
- If the child is old enough, and able to express their desires, these recommendations have to meet that of the Child
- If the child is too young to express their desires, the Law Guardian will have some discretion in bringing issues to the Court
- Your Mediator cannot represent you in the actual Divorce Proceeding
- There would be a conflict of interest because that Attorney is meeting with both you and your spouse
- This will give you the opportunity to sit down with an Attorney that represents only your interests
- Assets acquired throughout the course of the marriage are considered to be Marital Assets subject to Equitable Distribution
- Essentially, the court will divide these Assets equally between the parties
- If you received a gift or inheritance, they are considered to be a Separate Asset, and are not subject for Distribution
- These Assets can lose their identity of being separate, and can become a Marital Asset
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