Attorney Jody L. Usow
Milwaukee Area Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Attorney Jody Usow is an experienced Guardian ad Litem. Guardians ad Litem are not privately retained and are instead appointed directly by the courts. In family law cases, such as divorce and paternity cases, Guardians ad Litem are appointed to act in the best interests of minor children, they do NOT represent either parent.
As part of the process, the Guardian ad Litem will typically interview the minor children and the parents, and communicate with other interested or influential individuals, such as teachers, counselors, therapists, psychologists or psychiatrists. These interviews and conversations are conducted privately so that the Guardian ad Litem can independently determine the living situation and other conditions that affect the minor children in their care.
Attorney Jody Usow has been appointed as a Guardian ad Litem in hundreds of cases in the Milwaukee and Waukesha County Circuit Courts throughout her career. As a result she has extensive experience in dealing with children in difficult circumstances, including those alleged to have faced physical, sexual and emotional abuse.