California Family Code Section 6386

6386. (a) The court may, in its discretion, appoint counsel to represent the petitioner in a proceeding to enforce the terms of a protective order, as defined in Section 6218.

(b) In a proceeding in which private counsel was appointed by the court pursuant to subdivision (a), the court may order the respondent to pay reasonable attorney s fees and costs incurred by the petitioner.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 154. Effective January 1, 1994.)

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