Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Custody Disputes - Children

According to Tex. Fam. Code 107.021:


(a) In a suit in which the best interests of a child are at issue, other than a suit filed by a governmental entity requesting termination of the parent-child relationship or appointment of the entity as conservator of the child, the court may appoint one of the following:
(1) an amicus attorney;
(2) an attorney ad litem; or
(3) a guardian ad litem.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no