What is the name of your state? Florida
I found out my husband was cheating on me with another woman last May 2006. At that time I asked him to move out and had a restraining order placed against him for fear of retribution (he has committed domestic abuse in the past) and of him taking my house. Then in September we went for a supposed general hearing about custody and he had a march man act filed against me claiming I was a threat to my children and myself. The judge placed the children in my husbands custody on this day. The deputy who helped with the restraining order went to the judge on my behalf who then dropped the march man act. However, my husband still has the children and also filed for divorce on April 2 2007. He has retained a lawyer on the basis that my property will be sold, he also requests that I pay him back child support, money he owes to the IRS, alimony and all of his attorney fees out of my half. I can not afford a lawyer. I am disabled from a car accident. I received a settlement from the car accident and this is how I bought my house. How can I get my children back and keep my house without representation??