In Wisconsin, children in custody/placement cases have Guardian ad Litems to represent them.  These attorneys, who are selected by the judge, represent the best interests of the minor children in the proceedings.  The Guardian ad Litem will most likely want to meet your child.  The Guardian at Litem will talk to both parties and will generally visit the home of each party.  The Guardian at Litem’s role is focused solely on the best interests of the child.  The Guardian ad Litem is often instrumental in negotiating a settlement of custody and placement, as well as any of the problems surrounding such issues.