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§ 5335. Counsel for child

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic RelationsEffective: January 24, 2011 to August 12, 2024

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic Relations (Refs & Annos)
Part VI. Children and Minors
Chapter 53. Child Custody (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 24, 2011 to August 12, 2024
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5335
§ 5335. Counsel for child
(a) Appointment.--The court may appoint counsel to represent the child if the court determines that the appointment will assist in resolving the issues in the custody proceeding. If a child has legal counsel and a guardian ad litem, counsel shall represent the legal interests of the child and the guardian ad litem shall represent the best interests of the child.
(b) Abuse.--Substantial allegations of abuse of the child constitute a reasonable basis for appointing counsel for the child.
(c) Not subject to examination.--Counsel appointed by the court for the child shall not be subject to examination unless such counsel testifies in the matter.
(d) Costs.--The court may order a party to pay all or part of the costs of appointing counsel for the child under this section.


2010, Nov. 23, P.L. 1106, No. 112, § 2, effective in 60 days [Jan. 24, 2011].
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5335, PA ST 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5335
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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