Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Custody Disputes - Children

With regard to the representation of children in divorce actions, Idaho Code Ann. § 32- 704(4) states:

The court may appoint an attorney to represent the interests of a minor or dependent child with respect to his or her support, custody, and visitation, but only in those instances where the court deems legal representation necessary beyond any court ordered and court related services previously authorized for the particular case. The court shall enter an order for costs, fees, and disbursements in favor of the child's attorney. The order shall be made against either or both parents, except, if both parties are indigent, the costs, fees, and disbursements shall be borne by the county in which the action is pending.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no