You can file/defend/contest your case on your own also (Are u a petitioner or respondent?)
It is difficult but not impossible.
Expertise in law (or in any profession) is certainly not cheap.
And both sides are allowed to appoint a lawyer as it is not proved who's victim or guilty.
Being a woman you already have antural advantage in family courts.
There is difference between theory and practice. If you challenge the practice positively with theory you can sustain any pressure.