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Guardian Ad Litem or CASA in Domestic Relations Actions

1. Appointment. On motion of either party, or on the court's own motion, the court may appoint an attorney as guardian ad litem to represent the interests of the children in a divorce case, or the court may appoint a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer to assist the children in a domestic relations action, including supervised visitation when specifically ordered.

2. Participation of Guardian Ad Litem. The guardian ad litem shall enter his or her appearance and shall receive all subsequent pleadings, and shall participate actively in the case, until the appointment is terminated by the court.

3. Participation of CASA. A CASA volunteer shall enter his or her appearance, shall receive all subsequent pleadings filed in the case, and shall participate actively in the case in conformity with Supreme Court Rule 110 until the appointment is terminated by the court.

4. Notice to Guardians Ad Litem and CASAs. Counsel for the parties in a divorce case shall give to both CASAs and guardians ad litem notice of all pending motions and hearings, and shall send copies to them of all subsequently filed pleadings.