Discretionary appointment - removal of disabilities of minority

Legislation, Other subject area

The court may appoint an attorney or a guardian ad litem for a minor seeking emancipation. Alaska Stat. § 09.55.590(e).  The discretionary appointment shall be made in accordance with Alaska Stat. § 25.24.310. Id.  Paragraph (c) of  § 25.24.310 provides that a guardian ad litem is required if, "in the opinion of the court, representation of the child's best interests, to be distinguished from preferences, would serve the welfare of the child."

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no