Court Visitor (Guardianship) Law and Legal Definition

Court visitor is a neutral person who is appointed by the court to make a through investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of all information relevant to a guardianship proceeding. The court visitor does not represent any party in a guardianship proceeding and makes a recommendation to the judge as to the type of protective appointment that is suitable for a person determined as required a guardian. S/he will recommend a guardianship least intrusive and one in the best interest of a ward. A court visitor may be trained or experienced in law, medicine or medical health care, education, rehabilitation, pastoral care, or social work, and the like.