The right of a parent to raise his child is fundamental, and courts are reluctant to impede on that right when determining the best interests of a child. In In re Conservatorship of Minor Children, the Montana Supreme Court was faced with deciding whether to appoint a guardian ad litem on behalf of three children for the purpose of potentially pursuing litigation against their father.
Caitlin S. Williams, Case Note, In re Conservatorship of Minor Children: When Dad is the Defendant, Who Gets to Parent?, 77 Mont. L. Rev. Online 31, https://scholarship.law.umt.edu/mlr_online/vol77/iss1/5.