INSTRUCTIONS: MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM (942a)
This form can be used for a case involving parenting, time-sharing, or paternity and to request a guardian ad litem for the best interests of the child. The form needs typed or printed in black ink, and the completed form needs submitted to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
“Motion for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem 942a Step 1”
After filling out the heading of the document, the petitioner or the respondent must check the appropriate box asking the court to appoint a guardian ad litem. Part 1 requires the petitioner or respondent to list the name, birth date, age, sex, and address of all child involved.
“Motion for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem 942a Step 2”
In part 2, the petitioner or respondent must state if child abuse allegations have or have not been made in the case. Check the appropriate box.
“Motion for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem 942a Step 3”
In part 3, state what the motion is establishing or modifying. Check the appropriate box and circle the appropriate letter. If the matter does not concern parental responsibility or the parenting plan, provide a description.
“Motion for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem 942a Step 4”
In part 4, provide a description of why these actions meet the best interests of the child.
“Motion for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem 942a Step 5”
On the second page of the form, check whether this document was mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to the parties listed below on a specific date. The petitioner or respondent must provide information for the other party or the attorney, and the other party or attorney must sign and provide the necessary information.
If a non-lawyer helped the petitioner or respondent fill out this form, they must provide their contact information and who they helped. Check the appropriate box at the bottom of the document.
“Motion for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem 942a Step 6”
After the document is mailed to the other party, a judge may request a hearing. If a hearing is scheduled, a clerk, court staff, or judicial assistant will provide the petitioner or respondent with the date and time of the hearing. They will then have to file Notice of Hearing (General) with the court and provide a copy to the other party.