Guardian Ad Litem Is Not Technically A Party To An Action.
In Albrecht v. Pearson, Case No. B281720 (2d Dist., Div. 1 Jan. 30, 2018) (unpublished), a person appointed as an elder’s guardian ad litem lost a restraining order and was ordered to pay attorney’s fees and costs under Welfare and Institutions Code section 15657.03(t). However, this order was reversed as a matter of law because a guardian ad litem is not a “party” to the action such that the fee-shifting provision was not triggered.