Monday, February 26, 2007

Should I?

Mr. GV
State of Florida
Guardian Ad Litem Program

Dear Mr. V –

We are in receipt of your Guardian Ad Litem Report to the Court. Thank you for getting this to us.

Perhaps you were unaware of Chapter 39, section 822, paragraph 4 which states, in part:

Written (Guardian ad litem) reports must be filed with the court and served on all parties whose whereabouts are known at least 72 hours prior to the hearing.

Your report was faxed to our attorney at about 3:30 PM on January 24, 2007 less than 24 hours before the hearing began. Our attorney gave a copy of this report to us less than an hour before the hearing.

Perhaps if we had had a copy sooner as required by the statute we would have had time to prepare a response and get it on the record before the hearing.

You might consider adhering to the rules as laid out in Chapter 39. I am sure that the families you work with in the future would appreciate it.


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