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Does the respondent need an attorney in a Marchman Act case?

The respondent is a little bit like the petitioner when it comes to the right to counsel. You don’t need a lawyer to file the petition, although obviously, it’s an excellent idea to have a lawyer. The respondent doesn’t need a lawyer. However, under the Marchman Act Statute, they have a right to have counsel present with them so they can contest the allegations that have been made in the petition.