(b) An attorney employed by the bureau for child support enforcement or employed by a person or agency or entity pursuant to a contract with the bureau for child support enforcement represents the interest of the state or the bureau and not the interest of any other party. The bureau for child support enforcement shall, at the time an application for child support services is made, inform the applicant that any attorney who provides services for the bureau for child support enforcement is the attorney for the state of West Virginia and that the attorney providing those services does not provide legal representation to the applicant.
(c) An attorney employed by the bureau for child support enforcement or pursuant to a contract with the bureau for child support enforcement may not be appointed or act as a guardian ad litem or attorney ad litem for a child or another party.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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