When children need a voice in their parent’s custody case, a child custody lawyer can be appointed to advocate for them. A “Best Interest Attorney” will represent a child in a custody case and advocate to the Court what is best for that child. A “Child’s Advocate Attorney” will represent a child in a custody case and is bound by what the child wants in terms of custody. A “Child’s Privilege Attorney” will represent a child to determine whether or not that child’s privilege with respect to therapy should be asserted or waived for the child custody case.
In adoptions cases, a child over the age of 10 needs to have independent counsel to explain the adoption process and make certain the child understands the implications.
Laurie M. Wasserman has been appointed by Courts throughout the State and by private attorneys to represent children in all of these roles. Contact Laurie M. Wasserman, child custody lawyer in Towson, MD, to receive the experience, expertise and compassion needed to represent children.