What Is Minor’s Counsel?

Minor’s counsel is a court-appointed attorney that represents the best interest of the children involved in a family law case. The mother and father are entitled to attorneys in representing their respective interests – and your children are entitled to that representation as well!

Minor’s counsel may be brought into a family law case when the mother and father have diametrically opposed views as to what is in the best interest of their children and cannot to agree to various child-related issues.

Although minor’s counsel is appointed by the Court, the attorney is charged with zealously representing his (or her) clients – the children. Minor’s counsel does not represent the Court, the judge, or mother or father. Minor’s counsel will zealously represent the best interest of the children after a thorough analysis of the specifics of the case. Among other things, counsel will likely interview both parents and possibly the children involved.

After his investigation, minor’s counsel will likely present his findings to both sides (mother and father) and the judge so that the children’s best interest is adequately represented.

The information on this blog is not legal advice, nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Legal questions should be directed to a lawyer of your own choosing.

Scott D. Wu is an attorney licensed to practice in California. His firm focuses on various aspects of business law, family law, personal injury and real estate.