Discretionary appointment of counsel

Legislation, Custody Disputes - Children

In matters related to the custody of children, "[t]he court, for good cause and upon its own motion, may appoint a guardian ad litem or an attorney or both to represent the minor child's interests. The court shall have the authority to award a counsel fee to the guardian ad litem and the attorney and to assess that costs between the parties to the litigation." N. J. Stat. Ann. § 9:2-4(c).

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no