Discretionary appointment of counsel

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

In suits where "the best interests of a child are at issue, other than a suit filed by a governmental entity requesting termination of the parent-child relationship or appointment of the entity as conservator of the child," the court's power to appoint counsel for the parents is only permissive. Tex. Fam. Code Ann. § 107.021(a).

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no