CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
RIGHT TO CUSTODY OF MINOR CHILD
APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL TO REPRESENT CHILD
Family Code Section 3150
(a) If the court determines that it would be in the best interest of the
minor child, the court may appoint private counsel to represent the interests
of the child in a custody or visitation proceeding, provided that the
court and counsel comply with the requirements set forth in Rules 5.240,
5.241, and 5.242 of the California Rules of Court.
(b) Upon entering an appearance on behalf of a child pursuant to this chapter,
counsel shall continue to represent that child unless relieved by the
court upon the substitution of other counsel by the court or for cause.