Counties must pay for parents' lawyers in child welfare cases, high court rules
WILLMAR -- A recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling removes any doubt that counties are required to pay for court-appointed attorneys for parents or guardians in parental rights termination cases.
The decision and the costs associated with these cases involving a child in need of protective services could have a "very big impact on the financial risks to Kandiyohi County," said County Administrator Larry Kleindl.
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