Right to counsel

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Legislation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor

W. Va. Code § 16-2F-4(d) provides that for minors seeking a waiver of the parental notification requirement for abortions, "The court shall inform the minor petitioner of her right to be represented by counsel and that if she is without the requisite funds to retain the services of an attorney, that the court will appoint an attorney to represent her interest in the matter. If the minor petitioner desires the services of an attorney, an attorney shall be appointed to represent such minor petitioner, if she advises the court under oath or affidavit that she is financially unable to retain counsel."  The fee for such attorney is capped at $100.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no