Montana Code Annotated 2013

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     42-7-102. Limitations on payment of counseling and legal fees. (1) A prospective adoptive parent may pay counseling expenses for a maximum of 10 hours of counseling.
     (2) A prospective adoptive parent may pay for legal costs entailed for providing legal counsel for one birth parent unless the birth parents elect joint representation. The right of a relinquishing parent to legal counsel paid by the prospective adoptive parent continues only until the relinquishment becomes irrevocable. An attorney may not represent both a birth parent and a prospective adoptive parent.

     History: En. Sec. 148, Ch. 480, L. 1997.

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