The court itself does not pay for family counseling, regardless if the family counseling was court mandated. However, there are grants, charities, and payment plans that are available to ease the burden of such costs.
In many cases, the court will provide for a comprehensive list of specialists and counselors whose services can be compared in order to determine the best fit – financially – for the individuals ordered to attend court-mandated family counseling. Furthermore, there exist state-funded programs that can contribute funding for family counseling in the event that the family in question cannot fully afford the services required.
However, mention must be made that the order for court-mandated family counseling was given in the best interest of the individuals – and family members – involved. While family counseling may appear to be out of certain budgets, the benefit of family counseling can virtually reshape the ways in which family members interact.