GUARDIAN AD LITEM By N., Sam M.S. - 0 Person appointed by the court to represent in a lawsuit someone who is unable either by age or by mental or physical disability. The person's status is temporary and is dissolved upon resolution. GUARDIAN AD LITEM: "Joe was appointed the guardian ad litem for his brother." Related Psychology Terms Developing a Case Study READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) Hitler and Conformity OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation) A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GUARDIAN AD LITEM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/guardian-ad-litem/ (accessed July 2, 2022).