Discretionary appointment of counsel

Court Rule or Initiative, Custody Disputes - Parents

Tex. R. Civ. P. 308a permits the court to appoint an attorney to represent a person claiming violation of an order for access to the child. Notably, Rule 308a does not provide for paying these appointed attorneys "[e]xcept by order of the court" and then any fee shall only "be adjudged against the party who violated" the possession order in question.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: yes