Right to counsel

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Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (Private) - Children

The court must appoint an "amicus attorney" or attorney ad litem for the child in a private termination of parental rights case "unless the court finds that the interests of the child will be represented adequately by a party to the suit whose interests are not in conflict with the child's interests . . ."  Tex. Fam. Code Ann. § 107.021(a-1).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes