Child Guardian Ad Litem
Some cases may require that a guardian ad litem be assigned to protect the rights of the child. Children are legally incapacitated and therefore do not have the legal right to settle a personal injury case or sign a contract. In order to serve as a child’s guardian ad litem in Virginia, an attorney – in addition to having the necessary education, experience and certification – must have also completed the required qualifying course. Attorney Michele Chiocca is one of the few qualified guardian ad litems in Virginia. She often serves as a guardian ad litem in the City of Richmond and the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield, Goochland and Hanover.