attorney ad litem

Definition of "attorney ad litem"
  1. It's a lawyer designated by a court to serve as an advocate for individuals like a minor, proposed ward, or unidentified heirs in certain legal proceedings, for instance, a divorce case
How to use "attorney ad litem" in a sentence
  1. The judge decided to assign an attorney ad litem for the minor involved in the custody dispute.
  2. In order to protect the interests of the proposed ward, an attorney ad litem was assigned.
  3. The court decided to appoint an attorney ad litem to represent the unknown heirs in the property dispute.

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