Discretionary appointment of counsel - petitioner in civil contempt

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Court Rule or Initiative, Other subject area

Tex. R. Civ. P. 308a permits the court to appoint an attorney to represent a person claiming violation of an order for child support or access to the child. Notably, Rule 308a does not provide for paying these appointed attorneys for support violations "[e]xcept by order of the court" and then any fee shall only "be adjudged against the party who violated" the support or possession order in question.

Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no