Right to counsel

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04/21/2022, Legislation, Other subject area

Pursuant to Md. Fam. Law Code § 5–2A–01(A), "[a] minor who is 17 years old may file a petition in the minor's own name for authorization to marry."  After the petition is filed, the court shall "appoint a lawyer with family law experience to represent the petitioner." Md. Fam. Law Code § 5-2A-02

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no