Generally, the Private Defender Program is not appointed in Family Law cases. The exceptions would be when:
– An individual has been served with an Order to Show Cause and Declaration for Contempt for his or her alleged failure to pay child support or for an alleged violation of a court order that is unrelated to child support.
-An individual has been charged with a violation of Penal Code section 270, an alleged failure to provide his or her child or children with necessary food, clothing, shelter or money.
-An individual is charged with a violation of Penal Code section 166(4), an alleged violation of a court order to pay child support.
-There is a non-dependency court action to terminate an individual’s parental rights.
-An individual has been served with a Petition to Determine Paternity.
For assistance during regular business hours:
please call (650) 298-4000
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
"If there is no equal justice,
there is no justice at all."
Chief Justice Warren Burger