Right to counsel - minors marrying

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Legislation, Other subject area

A guardian ad litem, who must be an attorney, will be appointed when a female between the ages of 14 and 16 is pregnant or has given birth and seeks judicial authorization to marry the putative father of her child, or where a male between the ages of 14 and 16 seeks to marry the mother or expectant mother of his child. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 51-2.1(a)-(b).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no