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.
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: yes