In some child custody cases, the litigation is severe enough that the court and/or the parties want the children to have their own attorney to represent the children’s best interests and to advocate on behalf of the minors. That is where minor’s counsel is helpful.
Minor’s counsel has the discretion to interview the children, all parties, and any other relevant third parties and provide the court with an opinion and recommendations to the court about what actions or orders are in the best interests of the children, including communicating to the court the opinions and desires of the minor children.
You will need to check with your county to see whether or not private minor’s counsel is allowed. If so, it typically requires an agreement between all parties. You can contact Burke Law Firm, Inc. for more information.