2017 Code of Alabama
Title 42 - UNITED STATES.
Chapter 2 - CONDEMNATION OF LAND OR RIGHTS-OF-WAY.
Section 42-2-4 - Appointment of guardian ad litem and counsel for infants and persons of unsound mind.
If the owner of the lands is an infant or is of unsound mind, the court, on the day appointed for the hearing, must appoint a guardian ad litem to represent him, and the guardian so appointed must file a written acceptance of the appointment, must appear and protect the rights and interests of such infant or person of unsound mind and, if he deems it necessary, may employ counsel to assist him. The compensation of such guardian and of his counsel must be ascertained by the court and taxed as costs of the proceedings.(Code 1907, §2417; Code 1923, §3151; Code 1940, T. 59, §7.)