I’m in a bind coming up with the retainer for an attorney in my custody battle. Our divorce was amicable until the court requested he pay a very small sum we could agree upon since he makes double what I make. I asked for just gas money to take our child to and from school and he got an attorney as a result. He is now combating every thing we initially agreed upon in our custody agreement. I cannot afford the up front retainer that most attorneys are asking. It’s more than I make in a month.