LGALR 8. COMPENSATION Payment of Guardian ad Litem (1) There shall be no payment of a GAL by anyone, except as authorized by order of the court. (2) Each order appointing GAL shall set forth the hourly rate of compensation for the investigative/legal work; source of payment, if determined; and unless waived, shall require the GAL to seek court authorization to provide services in excess of fifty (50) hours per case, not including court appearances. (3) The order appointing a GAL may include a provision for an advance payment on fees and proportionate responsibility for payment to the GAL. (4) All fee requests by the GAL submitted to the court shall contain time records, which distinguish investigative/legal, administrative/clerical, and travel time and shall also be served upon the parties. (5) GAL fees shall be the responsibility of a party or parties unless the court has entered an order authorizing payment at public expense. Amended Effective September 1, 2013
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