Discretionary appointment of counsel

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Legislation, Custody Disputes - Children

In divorce proceedings, the court "may appoint" counsel to represent the interests of a dependent child or minor regarding child support and the allocation of parental rights, but "shall appoint" an attorney for a minor child before the minor child is called as a witness in such proceedings.   15 V.S.A. § 594.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no