Right to counsel

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Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents

Indigetn parents have a right to counsel when the government considers taking action to terminate parental rights. S.C. Stat. § 63-7-2560(A)–(B) ("Parents, guardians, or other persons subject to a termination of parental rights action are entitled to legal counsel. Those persons unable to afford legal representation must be appointed counsel by the family court, unless the defendant is in default.")

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no