My wife is the Petitioner and has counsel. I have been Pro se so far.
There are no minor children, a house that is 2 months away from being paid off, and the only liabilty is a 2nd mortgage for 25k for my daughter's college tuition. We both have 401k's, IRA's.
My wife makes 90k a year, I made 31k last year and just lost an account last week to bring me down to 14k if I stay with the company.
She has exclusive possession
of the marital residence.
The judge, so far, has been seemingly in my corner (he produced a court order for my wife to let me have the boat and fishing equipment, a guitar, etc) and told her "you can't have everything".
I have faith that the judge/court will determine a fair and equitable outcome. Should I still hire an attorney at this point? I also live 6 hours away now, so it's difficult to do anything other than go to the hearings, etc.