Legal fees/expenses after WIA

My husband is a US Marine, infantry to be precise. He was deployed to Afghanistan a few months after we married. The entire deployment was daily contacts, fire fights. In January he was shot through the truck fender hitting his left hand and shoulder on left side. He didn't want to leave his company so he stayed. After just 16 days he went back out on a combat mission and his MRAP was hit by an RPG. This time his injuries were much more severe and he was being sent stateside. His left arm was flayed open and most of his soft tissue damaged or gone and he has a TBI (brain injury) as a result of the explosion being in closed quarters and behind his head. He was going to need a couple months of hospitalization and numerous surgeries to rebuild the arm with integra and skin grafting, physical and occupational therapy and neurological testing/rehabilitation. We had a lot to deal with suddenly.

I picked up my son from a visitation with his father to tell him in person what had occurred this second time. He wanted to go with me to Walter Reed, naturally. I spoke with my ex and told him what was happening and that I needed to be in Walter Reed. I spoke with the school and cleared it with them as well. My ex agreed...however through my husbands entire stay he became very confrontational, harassing us and began to take things to the courts. He has demanded a change in custody during this family crisis to add to our already high stress level. There are so many details but the main issue is he has the money to drag me into court, often. And he is doing just that. Because we didn't have the ability to fight from the hospital, nor retain an attorney due to finances, things have gone very badly. I have thousands in legal fees already without including the amount needed for retainer to hire my own attorney. 

I nearly lost my husband, I can not lose my son because I was doing what needed to be done for our family. My son is nearly a teenager and quite happy living with us. I just need the opportunity to give my son some peace and my husband the time to heal without all of this stress of a custody battle during his recovery. I need help. 

I have found a retired military attorney that will work with us, I just need help getting the retainer together.
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