Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Appointed Counsel in Child Support Cases?

While Courts appoints counsel in abuse and neglect cases involving the Department of Social Services, should they do the same for Child Support Contempt cases?

5 comments:

  1. Yes, I think courts should appoint counsel in child support contempt cases. Parents who fail to give child support need to be represented well, too. And I think it will play a significant role in the parent's ability to pay child support in the future.

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  2. I agree with what wanda said. Courts should appoint counsel in child support cases.

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  3. Whatever is needed for a fair and speedy trial, then they should go with that. Things should be fast, because we're talking about children here, and children have their needs.

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  4. With the recent announcements that the judicial system is without the funds to provide financial compensation to attorneys appointed to represent individuals in some civil matter, would anyone support increasing court filing fees or other methods to raise money to provide court appointed counsel in these cases?

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