Ad Litem

Ad Litem

Ad Litem as an U.S. State Statute Topic

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Definition of Ad Litem

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Ad Litem : (Latin)

For the suit. A grant ad litem is the appointment by a court of a person to act on behalf of an estate in court proceedings, when the estate’s proper representatives are unable or unwilling to act. For example, the Official Solicitor may be appointed administrator ad litem when a person wishes to claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975(See family provision) but the personal representatives are not willing to act, or nobody is entitled to a grant, or the only person entitled to a grant is the litigant himself. A guardian ad litem is the former name for a *children’s guardian.



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