Peter Szymonik of Glastonbury says he had to dip into his child’s college fund to pay for the court-appointed guardians who represented his sons during his 2008 divorce. “I’ve got this nightmare scenario,” said Szymonik, a member of an advocacy group lobbying to reform the state’s child custody system.
Criticism over high legal costs is just one area under examination by a state panel that must make recommendations to the legislature’s Judiciary Committee by Feb. 1.
The task force is studying the roles of lawyers and guardians — called guardians ad litem — appointed by courts to represent children in contentious cases involving parenting and the custody and care of children. [Click Here to Read Full Article]