Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Court Rule or Initiative, Custody Disputes - Children

In actions for custody, partial custody, or visitation of children, "[t]he court may on its own motion or the motion of a party appoint an attorney to represent the child in the action. The court may assess the cost upon the parties or any of them or as otherwise provided by law." Pa. R. Civ. P. No. 1915.11(a).

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no