Right to counsel

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Legislation, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Ward

Rhode Island law requires the probate court to provide an attorney for incapacitated indigents undergoing guardianship proceedings if the respondent contests the petition in some way or requests counsel, or the guardian ad litem determines it is in the respondent's best interests. R.I. Gen. Laws § 33-15-7(e).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes