Tag Archives: Guardian Ad Litem

Oral Argument Preview: Can a Court Sua Sponte Appoint a Guardian Ad Litem for an Adult in a Divorce Case Without a Hearing? Charles W. Thomasson v. Carol J. Thomasson.

Read an analysis of the oral argument here.

On November 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Charles W. Thomasson v. Carol J. Thomasson, 2016-1629. At issue in this case … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem Required, But Failure To Do So Did Not Affect Outcome In This Case. State v. Morgan.

“While we continue to characterize juvenile proceedings as civil rather than criminal in nature…the criminal aspect of delinquency proceedings is undeniable.”

Justice Kennedy, majority opinion.

“Today’s majority decision reinforces the criminal aspects of juvenile proceedings, not for the purpose of … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Does a Juvenile Need to Show Prejudice When the Court Fails to Appoint a Guardian Ad Litem? State of Ohio v. Raymond Morgan.

Update: On September 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

“But what I am troubled with is at certain stages of these proceedings, there was a … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Does a Juvenile Need to Show Prejudice When the Court Fails to Appoint a Guardian Ad Litem? State of Ohio v. Raymond Morgan

Update: On September 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On February 8, 2017, the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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