My ex husband fell 8000 behind in child/spousal support so I filed contempt charges. We went to court today and he told the Judge he didn't think he was in contempt so she appointed him a lawyer. Should I be worried? I'm representing myself. I gave the judge proof of none payments.
1 Answer from Attorneys
The alleged contemnor (in this case, your ex husband) has the right to an appointed attorney because contempt proceedings are similar to criminal proceedings. I would suggest to you that you at least consider getting an attorney to assist you with at least the contempt proceedings, as the appointed attorney is usually a skilled public defender who handles these types of matters.