Attorney for Caylee?

Discussion in 'Caylee Anthony 2 years old' started by EastSideOfSaddness, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. EastSideOfSaddness

    EastSideOfSaddness Former Member

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    I wish that some high profile attorney would step up and be Caylee's attorney. Is this even possible? I mean let's say Gloria Allred wanted to step in, can anyone stop her?
     
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  3. Maui4me

    Maui4me non-judgmental grandma looking for justice for Cay

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    doesn't court have to appoint attorney ad liedem or something of that nature, I am by no means informed
     
  4. LinetteH

    LinetteH Loving life in Colorado

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    I am not sure if an attorney can step in or not? I know we have Guardian ad Litems here (I am studying to be one right now) but as far as an actual lawyer I am clueless...great question though!
     
  5. Gaia713

    Gaia713 New Member

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    Gloria only practices in California.
     
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    Gaia713 New Member

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    Children get Guardians Ad Liteum (sic) - this is a lawyer who is supposed to put the child's best interests first in child abuse cases - known as GAL. I don't know if there could be one in this case since there is no Caylee to talk to.
     
  7. EastSideOfSaddness

    EastSideOfSaddness Former Member

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    I was just kinda using her name but you can fill it in with anyone that practices in FL. I know, bad example--I wasn't thinking when I typed it.
     
  8. EastSideOfSaddness

    EastSideOfSaddness Former Member

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    Thanks Gaia, that makes sense---as sad as that is :(
     
  9. Ocean Lover

    Ocean Lover New Member

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    I had posted something to this effect awhile back. I think that appointing someone would be a wise decision. Not sure what it takes for that to happen though.
     
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    Ocean Lover New Member

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    Sometimes they are used when the child is small and can't speak for themselves too. I would think that in this case that it would be good for someone to review the evidence and make decisions on her behalf since it seems like the Anthony's say Caylee is alive and kidnapped and LE is leaning the other direction. IMO
     
  11. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    I wish the state would step up and declare that Caylee needs a GAL. Sure, she is not around, but she needs a voice...
     
  12. LinetteH

    LinetteH Loving life in Colorado

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    The state of Florida does not require a Guardian ad Litem to be a lawyer. I am sure there are pleny of GAL's that would love to be the voice for Caylee but I bet they will assign an attorney ad litem here, if they do anything at all. It is all so frustrating. I am wondering what a GAL would actually do right now as her voice anyway. Typically you sepak to the parents, support system (i.e. grandparents), caretakers, review medical records and any court documents regarding the child. Since the mother and the grandparents cannot keep their stories straight how do you determine who the caretakers and the medical doctors were? What an absolute nightmare of a case! In the event Caylee is found alive a GAL would be assigned and they could speak to Caylee themselves but until then I think they are SOL.
     
  13. Patty G

    Patty G Retired WS Staff

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    Pedrosmom New Member

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    Doesn't the child need to be alive before a guardian is appointed?
     
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    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    Pedrosmom New Member

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  17. Patty G

    Patty G Retired WS Staff

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    Yes, Caylee would have to be alive in order for this to happen. I posted the links to Florida's Program to show that anyone in Florida can be a GAL. I believe in the video there are over 30,000 children that need a GAL.
     
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    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    Pedrosmom New Member

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    The mission of the State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program (GAL) is to advocate for the best interests of children who are alleged to be abused, neglected or abandoned and who are involved in court proceedings.
     
  20. Pedrosmom

    Pedrosmom New Member

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    Sorry - here's the link

    http://www.gal.alachua.fl.us/

    Looks like Caylee would have to be alive.

    This would be a Probate/Estate issue in order to get representation for her. The g-parents would likely be the administrators unless there is a heap of evidence showing they are incapable of acting in the best interest of the estate. I think there is...but a judge won't.
     
  21. Patty G

    Patty G Retired WS Staff

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    A prime example is when Anna Nicole past in Florida and the Florida court appointed a GAL for Dannilyn's best interest. Although she was not neglected or abused BUT Dannilyn was part of the court proceedings.

    Just an example! :)
     

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