Divorce case is likely to go for trial - the other party and her lawyer are unreasonable. Their confidence is that I'll need a lawyer for trial, I'll exhaust money paying to that lawyer and eventually come to her terms. Is the attorney on record expected to be present at every hearing? Can the respondent handle majority of the work, including correspondence with the petitioner's counsel when there is an attorney on record and use the attorney's services only at times of crises? I can ask the court to award me attorney fee, but I'm uncertain if I'll be granted the same, so wouldn't want to take a chance.