I cannot read your question again because you have closed it after rejecting my answer. There are bench trials in small claims court. If I misunderstood your question, I apologize. If you are no longer in small claims court and the opposition has retained counsel, it is certainly advisable that you retain counsel as well. It is not a family law question really, but contract law. Perhaps you wish to ask your question again, reclassifying it under our consumer protection category.
Thank you and good luck.
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