For you to have power of attorney to exercise on behalf of your parents you would need to have a WRITTEN power of attorney document signed by them, giving you such authority. It would be ideal if the document was prepare by an attorney.
Read your post several times, still not exactly sure what you are asking.
I think you are wondering if a paid attorney is better than a public defender. Is that right?
Better lawyer? No.
More aligned to client concerns?Sometimes.
More willing to go to trial? Yes.
Sorry, no one here has the capability to predict what a person will do or how a court will decide.
Your best option is to discuss your issues with a criminal defense attorney if you are sued, and a criminal defense attorney if you are charged with a crime.
dismiss with prejudice-the claimant has NO privilege to refile the case. Its done.
dismiss without prejudice--the case has been set aside, but the plaintiff MAY open another suit on the same claim (a do over).
My gut tells me you did not speak with your husband’s Commanding Officer.
If you are legally married and legally command sponsored in Korea you are definitely under the cognizance of your husband's command and he is definitely required to provide you financial support and he can definitely be forced to do so by the Command and he faces severe consequences if he fails to do so.
Recommend you immediately contact all of the following—via email, phone or face-to-face:
1. Your husband’s...
You have a lawyer, would be inappropriate for us to comment on your case, based on your limited comments, so you can compare our responses/recommendations against those of a lawyer who knows ALL the facts and ALL the circumstances that will impact your options.
Apples and oranges.