Contempts

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

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