I agree with Oliviasmom72. It could be detrimental for you to go in to a trial without an attorney especially if your judge is womaneater like the one my ex and I were unfortunate enough to have drawn. Seriously, I think she hated me, but it felt like she was kissing his ass.
No I've always had a lawyer. I would not risk my kids safety and health by not having one. I've been to court 2 times now and getting ready for a 3rd. This next one is to have him held in contempt because he refuses to follow the child support and parenting plan.