Legislation: counsel for children in private custody cases

04/05/2017, Legislation, Custody Disputes - Children

HB 133 requires that GALs for children in dissolution and custody actions be attorneys, and specifies that the court can appoint an attorney separate from the GAL (at which point same person cannot fill both roles).  

Introduced on 1/30/17.  Passed House on 2/14/17.  Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/14/17.  Committee recommended passage on 3/14/17.  Passed Senate on 4/5/17.