Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Custody Disputes - Children

In custody disputes between parents, Ark. Code Ann. § 9-13-101(e)(2) specifies, "When a circuit judge determines that the appointment of an attorney ad litem would facilitate a case in which custody is an issue and further protect the rights of the child, the circuit judge may appoint a private attorney to represent the child."

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no