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.