I would like to know would it be in my best interest to get a lawyer even if I cannot afford one? Are there any lawyer that will work out financial payments? Also I have a hearing coming up soon for my divorce and I wanted to know the penalty for not showing up to court because I don't have a lawyer?
Allow me to preface my answer to your question with the disclaimer that I am not licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia. Please do not fail to appear at court. If you do, then the proceeding can occur without you, and you may harm your rights. There are attorneys who work out financial arrangements.