House Bill 86
152nd General Assembly (Present)
House Appropriations 3/30/23
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 13 AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENT PERSONS IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS.
This Act establishes a right to counsel for indigent parents in DSCYF custody proceedings. Parent representation will primarily be provided by a legal services entity contracted with the Family Court, but may also be provided by the Office of Defense Services or a private attorney appointed by the Court.
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Takes effect upon being signed into law