Right to counsel

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Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents

Mo. Ann. Stat. § 211.462 requires that in all actions to terminate parental rights, "[t]he parent or guardian of the person of the child shall be notified of the right to have counsel, and if they request counsel and are financially unable to employ counsel, counsel shall be appointed by the court. Notice of this provision shall be contained in the summons."

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no