Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
The mother can hire an attorney to represent her (but not the children) without the father's approval. Only the Court can appoint an attorney torepresent the minor children, and that can be accomplished on either party's request (if the Court finds need for minor's counsel) or on the Court's own motion. If the mother has retained an attorney ostensibly to represent the children, the father can file a Motion to recuse that attorney, since the retention wasin violation of thefather's jointlegal custodial rights, creates a conflict of interest, and was without the approval or order of the Court.
Answer Applies to: California