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Rule 173. Guardian Ad Litem (1941)
When a minor, lunatic, idiot or a non-compos mentis may be a defendant to a suit and has no guardian within this State, or where such person is a party to a suit either as plaintiff, defendant or intervenor and is represented by a next friend or a guardian who appears to the court to have an interest adverse to such minor, lunatic, idiot or noncompos mentis, the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem for such person and shall allow his a reasonable fee for his services to be taxed as a part of the costs.
Source: Art. 2159.
Change: Addition of provision for appointment of a guardian ad litem whenever the minor, whether plaintiff, defendant or intervenor, is represented by one having an adverse interest.
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.
|Prior Amendments||Future Amendments|
|June 16, 1943, eff. Dec. 31, 1943|
|Jan. 27, 2005, eff. Feb. 1, 2005|