If you don't have the money for a lawyer, can you get a court-appointed lawyer for an appeal to defend in a state supreme court

Asked almost 2 years ago - Liberty, SC

Foster family trying to get full custody. Already lost and custody went to mother. Appealing it to state supreme court. They have money for lawyers, the biological mother does not. Can the courts help her out? She shouldn't be penalized b/c they have money and she doesn't

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  1. Timothy A. Provis


    Contributor Level 15


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . Dear ?,

    There is no right to a court appointed lawyer for a child custody appeal.
    She needs to contact:

    South Carolina Centers For Equal Justice
    Primary Address: PO Box 768
    City: Anderson
    State: SC
    Zipcode: 29622-0768
    General Phone: 803-226-7216
    Fax: 803-375-9191
    Intake Phone: 800-234-7216
    Counties Served: Anderson, Oconee
    Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Wills
    Case Restrictions: Cases are prioritized.
    Web Site: http://www.sccej.org
    Organization Email: patmuller@sccej.org

    to see if they can help or can refer her to someone who can.

    Yours sincerely,
    Tim Provis
    Cal. Bar No. 104800
    Wis. Bar No. 1020123
    Member: U.S. Supreme Court Bar

  2. Joseph Torri

    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . I agree with my colleague. Also check if there are legal clinics that can help.


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