Well, our hearing yesterday was adjourned again. BM showed up without an attorney, even though she had been appointed a public defender. The judge had her public defender called down into the courtroom, and then she told the judge she wants to hire her own lawyer. The judge was not happy that she had not done this yet (she's had a month). She told him she's been looking at several and thinks she found the one she wanted. The judge told her she needs to understand the seriousness of the fact that she MUST have a lawyer here with her at the next hearing, which is in a week and a half.
I can practically guarantee "looking at several lawyers" has not involved talking with them. No one knows how she is going to be able to pay an attorney; I'm guessing she hasn't even thought about the fact that they are ridiculously expensive. After court, the CW said she thinks BM will end up with the public defender anyway.
Apparently BD's attorney told him he needs to sign over his rights because he doesn't have a chance to win. My guess is that BM's attorney told her the same thing, and she didn't like that, so she thinks she will get a different answer if she gets her own lawyer. Keep in mind, this is a person who has created a fantasy world in her head to live in; so she has no real understanding of what "real life" is like.
So, another week and a half. Should be interesting to see what happens then.