Discretionary appointment of counsel - standby guardianships

06/28/2018, Legislation, Other subject area

NY CLS SCPA § 1726(4)(e), amended in 2018, provides that a court may appoint counsel for a child when petition by a standby guardian to assume custody is filed, in order to determine if the petition is in the best interests of the child.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no