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Under What circumstances does the court typically appoint minor' counsel for my child?

Some of the factors that the court considers on whether or not to appoint minor' counsel are;

a) Highly contested or protracted custody & visitation issues;

b) Child is subjected to stress as a result of dispute that might be alleviated by the intervention of counsel representing the child;

c) Counsel could provide the court with relevant information not otherwise readily available or likely to be presented.

d) Dispute involves allegations of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse or neglect of the child;

e) If one or both parents are incapable of providing a stable, safe, and secure environment;

f) Best interest of child appears to require independent representation;

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