Guardians ad Litem Complaint Process

If you are concerned that the GAL is not representing your child's best interest, you can always speak with the GAL directly to discuss your concerns. If you are not comfortable speaking with the GAL, you may file a complaint.

Complaints about the performance of a Guardian in a pending case are to be directed by motion or written letter to the judge who appointed the Guardian or to the judge who is conducting hearings in the case. You must also send a copy to the Guardian or any other party to the case. The Chief Judge will not take any action with respect to, or initiate a review with respect to, a complaint arising from a pending case.

If a case is no longer pending, complaints about the performance of a Guardian may be filed, in writing, with the Chief Judge of the District Court at:

Office of the Chief Judge of the District Court
163 State House Station, Augusta,
Maine 04330