In the Matter of the Adoption of Y.E.F. and In the Matter of the Adoption of M.M.F., Case Nos. 2019-0420 and 2019-0421
Fifth District Court of Appeals (Delaware County)
- Given that an indigent individual has a right to counsel when a juvenile court is considering taking away parental rights, does the lack of a right to an attorney when the parent is facing termination of parental rights through adoption in probate court violate the parent's constitutional right to equal protection under the law?
- Did the probate court's denial to appoint an attorney to an indigent parent who was unable to represent herself adequately in this adoption case violate the parent's due process rights?