Legal Services

Guardian Ad Litem

Guardian Ad Litem forms are to be completed by the Guardian Ad Litem attorney/court appointed counsel for the payment of fees by the Finance and Administration Cabinet.  The FINGAL-1 form is to be completed only for cases involving the following statutes; KRS 620.100 (Dependency, Neglect or Abuse), KRS 625.080 (Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights), KRS 625.041 (Voluntary Termination of Parental Rights), KRS 202B.210 (Involuntary Commitment of a Mentally Handicapped Adult) or KRS 311.732(3)(c) (Representation for the performance of an abortion upon a minor).


Guardian Ad Litem Form (FINGAL-1)

The FINGAL-1 form should be distributed to the following:

  • Court file
  • Finance Cabinet (702 Capitol Avenue, Capitol Annex, Room 195, Frankfort, KY 40601) (attested copy)
  • Other person or agency, if any, ordered to pay attorney's fees

If an attorney is appointed to represent a prisoner in a child support or paternity action, contact the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Support (502-564-2285) for payment directions.

For further questions regarding GAL procedures, or to find out the status of a pending payment, please contact the Division of Administrative Support by emailing