If the Judge asks the defendant if he wants a court appointed attorney, who pays for it and how much does it cost? Is it less expensive than a regular family law attorney? How much experience does a court appointed attorney have? Will they attempt a settlement or just prepare for trial? What are the benefits of using a court appointed attorney versus hiring a regular family law attorney or self-representation? Is the defendant required to pay the court appointed attorney and how is that based?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Not certain how it works in family law. Good luck.
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A contempt proceeding in family law court is actually like a criminal proceeding. The family judge has to put his criminal judge hat on. A person facing contempt charges has many of the same rights that a criminal defendant would have. I would strongly encourage you to retain counsel. Contempt proceedings are very serious and carry heave consequences.