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  •  People have made this claim... seems incorrect (0+ / 0-)

    For example,

    One question I hear frequently is whether you can get a court-appointed attorney in your divorce or child support case.  The answer is no.  There is no constitutional right to have an attorney provided for you in a private family court matter like there is in a criminal prosecution or even in a DSS abuse and neglect case.  This issue recently was before the South Carolina Supreme Court in Rebecca Price v. Michael D. Turner.

    I think anyone who claims you do get a free lawyer needs to provide evidence.

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