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Marriage of Metzger, B251861

The trial court's order appointing counsel to represent the parties' minor daughter in the parties' custody dispute and that father pay counsel's fees is affirmed, where: 1) the trial court did not violate father's right to advance his daughter's best interests; 2) father's right to decide with whom his daughter associates does not trump the court's authority to act in the minor's best interests; 3) the trial court did not abuse its discretion in appointing counsel for the minor; and 4) requiring father to advance $100,000 to minor's counsel was not an abuse of discretion.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/25/2014
  • Published 03/25/2014




  • California Court of Appeal