Initially, your entitlement to a court-appointed lawyer will depend on who filed the lawsuit for termination. If the State filed the case, then there is a statutory entitlement to counsel for a person who properly established indigency. But there is no such entitlement where a private party filed the lawsuit. As to establishing indigency, the procedures are contained in Section 263.405 of the Texas Family Code. As a general rule, you file your affidavit of indigency in the trial court. Appeals...