File the form called “Application for Appointment of Counsel For Parent of Minor Child Guardianship of Minor “ to ask the court to appoint a lawyer.
This form tells the court you cannot afford a lawyer so you need the court to appoint a lawyer for you. Then the state will pay the lawyer .
Even if the state pays the lawyer, the court asks you to pay a $150.00 “counsel fee assessment”. If you cannot afford the $150, check the box on the form to ask the court to “waive” the $150 counsel assessment fee. “Waiving” the fee means they will not make you pay it.
When you file the application, the court will ask you to sign a consent form that allows them to check your income.
Get a blank Application for Appointment of Counsel For Parent of Minor Child Guardianship of Minor you can use.