Children have traditionally been denied separate counsel in divorce custody proceedings. The author discusses the constitutionality of this denial in the light of procedural due process guarantees announced by the Supreme Court. The note concludes that counsel is both necessary and justified either in the context of disputed custody or on a finding that the award has been reached without adequate consideration of the child's interests.
Maurice K. C. Wilcox,
A Child's Due Process Right to Counsel in Divorce Custody Proceedings,
27 Hastings L.J. 917
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