Child support arrears
My SO was not able to pay his child support for 3 mons. He was not working. He's now back to work but she has already had papers served to sue him in court. He can not afford a lawyer. Will one be appointed for him? He has no intention of not paying, he is just trying to recover from this lapse in work. I have been supporting him with my savings. Do these circumstances mean anything? Can he show up for court without a lawyer and plead his case?
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Re: Child support arrears
Certainly he can represent himself in the matter. Nothing forces him to bring a lawyer. Check with your local courthouse or bar association if they have a "pro se" project to aid those appearing by themselves.
From the MD Judiciary web site:
Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service operates the Frederick County Pro Se Program on Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Assistance is provided to "income eligible" litigants. An interpreter is available for hearing-impaired litigants. The contact person is JoAnne Hockman...
Apparently you can't list phone numbers in LawGuru. It's three-zero-one six-nine-four two-zero-two-three.