Court Appointed lawyer fees

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Court Appointed lawyer fees

Postby salman501 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:13 pm

My wife has a court appointed lawyer. We had 2 settlement conferences, and now have a 6 month review. We haven't received any bill as of yet, it has been over 3 months. Are court appointed lawyers free, or do they bill towards the end of the case?

Also I wanted to know, if there are any other court fees that we might be asked to pay?

I really dont know much how court operates and charge for expenses.

Any information will be highly valuable

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Postby debbiescalese » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:32 am

We paid for our own lawyer but I will tell you we had no expences beyon that for court fees.

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Postby LindaJM » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:18 pm

Court appointed attorneys are free. Otherwise if you had more money they would expect you to hire your own. And since CPS is bringing the issue to court, they'll pay the fees, not you.
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Postby searcher » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:05 am

I have a public defender (I don't know if this is the same as a court appointed attorney). I was told on the day of the first hearing that I will have to pay a fee (to be determined based on how long it goes on and how much he does for me). The figure of $50 is one that I remember. I was told that I would receive a bill after the case is closed.


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