I am thinking about hiring a lawyer for my civil restraining order (domes. viol based on threat) as I was falsely accused. I have already responded to my soon to be ex, but without an attorney. Can I still retain one at the very last minute even when I have filed what is needed with the court and have also responded my ex. Basically, am I obligated to notify in advance of the attorney or can I find one anytime before the hearing and go to the hearing with one. Also, if I want to transfer my attorney fees on my ex because of his false accusations for wasting my time on nonsense (assuming that I win), can the attorney request the judge for the transfer of my fees in court during the hearing or do I need to file FL-150 in advance.I do not want to end up going to the hearing with an attorney just to find out that I had to notify the court through my response DV120 & FL-150 Income declaration form in advance. My time is also limited, so that is why I might find someone affordable the last minute as I am looking right now. Please advise as it's an emergency. Thanks.