Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Protected Person

For guardianship proceedings, Ind. Code § 29-3-5-1(c) specifies that "Unless an alleged incapacitated person is already represented by counsel, the court may appoint an attorney to represent the incapacitated person"). Ind. Code § 29-3-8.5-1 states that "A court in a proceeding under this article may appoint a volunteer advocates for seniors program or a volunteer advocates for incapacitated adults program", while Ind. Code § 29-3-8.5-7 adds that "The court may appoint an attorney to represent a volunteer advocate for seniors and incapacitated adults."

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no