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Article - Family Law




§1–202.

    (a)    In an action in which custody, visitation rights, or the amount of support of a minor child is contested, the court may:

        (1)    (i)    appoint a lawyer who shall serve as a child advocate attorney to represent the minor child and who may not represent any party to the action; or

            (ii)    appoint a lawyer who shall serve as a best interest attorney to represent the minor child and who may not represent any party to the action; and

        (2)    impose counsel fees against one or more parties to the action.

    (b)    A lawyer appointed under this section shall exercise ordinary care and diligence in the representation of a minor child.



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