Downers Grove, IL asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Illinois

Q: post Divorce issues involving GAL. Can a GAL make me pay for my deseased exwife bill. I now have full custody of kids?

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Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The GAL bills are assigned by the court.

Did the court award GAL fees against the deceased ex-wife.

If so, the GAL should look to her estate.

On the other hand, the court has wide discretion as to awarding GAL fees and could reconsider.

Mrs. Lucinda D. Bugden
Mrs. Lucinda D. Bugden
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • ROCKFORD, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: A Guardian ad Litem is appointed by a judge to represent the child or children in court, usually in family court or divorce court if the parents were married. Guardian ad Litem fees are not dischargeable in any bankruptcy case so yes, you are going to have to pay the fees. It doesn't matter who has custody of the children.

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