Right to counsel

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Legislation, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Protected Person

Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 3-1-205(a) states that “The proposed ward of any involuntary petition for guardianship or conservatorship shall have the right to: (iv)  … have counsel appointed upon order of the court …”  It is unclear whether this confers a right or whether the court has discretion to choose whether to order such appointment, but it appears to be the latter given that the statute also provides for appointment of a guardian ad litem without the "upon order of the court" qualifying language.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no