Right to counsel

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Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents

Courts are required by statute to appoint counsel for parents in actions by governmental agencies seeking to install a temporary managing conservator of a child. Tex. Fam. Code Ann. § 107.013(a). See also Tex. Fam. Code Ann. § 262.102(d), 262.201(a-1) (requiring notice to parent of right to counsel in when managing conservator sought).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes