The court will appoint an attorney to represent your minor child and the attorney will not be the same attorney who represents you. The attorney will meet his client and advocate for him or her at all court hearings.

If the child is able to speak and convey his wishes, the attorney will follow the client’s instructions about what should occur. If the child is not able to express an opinion on the case, for example,a baby or a child that is non-verbal, the attorney will then substitute this or her judgment.

There are times where if there are multiple children appointed an attorney. If the children have a conflict, where one child might want to go home and another child might not. Separate attorneys would need to appointed and the attorney might have to withdraw from some of the children.