160. If the court orders the appointment of a lawyer to represent a minor or a person of full age it considers incapable who is not represented by a tutor, a curator or a mandatary, it rules, if need be, on the lawyer’s fee, which is borne either by the minor’s father and mother, or by the incapable person.
In the case of such a person of full age, the court, on its own initiative, may order that the application be notified to the person’s spouse, a close relative or a person who shows a special interest in the person or, in their absence, to the Public Curator.
In all cases where the representative of a minor or of an incapable person of full age has an interest adverse to that of the minor or incapable person, the court, even on its own initiative, may appoint a tutor or curator ad hoc to ensure proper representation of the minor or incapable person.
If required by the circumstances, the court may stay the proceeding for the time it specifies.