Discretionary appointment of counsel - guardianship of children

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Litigation, Custody Disputes - Birth Parents

In Walker v. Walker, 892 A.2d 1053, 1055 (Del. 2006), the Delaware Supreme Court stated that its reasoning from Watson v. Division of Family Services, 813 A. 2d 1101, 1108 (Del. 2002) and Hughes v. Div. of Family Services, 836 A.2d 498, 509 (Del. 2003), which held that the constitutional right to counsel in state-initiated termination and dependency cases is on a case-by-case basis, applies to guardianship proceedings.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no