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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