Right to counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents

Iowa Code § 232.89(1) provides that "Upon the filing of a petition the parent, guardian, or custodian identified in the petition shall have the right to counsel in connection with all subsequent hearings and proceedings. If that person desires but is financially unable to employ counsel, the court shall appoint counsel."

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no