Right to Counsel

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03/09/2023, Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Children

In March 2023, Wyoming enacted the Wyoming Indian Child Welfare Act, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 14-6-701 et seq., which provides that in termination of parental rights proceedings, The court may, in its discretion, appoint counsel for the child upon a finding that the appointment is in the child's best interests."  Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 14-6-704(b).

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no