I live in NYC. My wife of 14 and a half years served me with the divorce papers two weeks ago, and I responded to the summons with a notice of appearance and affidavit of support to avoid default. I have no job, no home to live. I am staying with a friend since she asked me to move out and she took my keys. I did not argue with her about that. Now she wants equitable distribution of marital assets, which is a condo that we bought in full with the money that she gave me as a gift. And of course, now she denies it. Both our names are on the deed. We have no kids, and she helped me pay tuition after she inherited a fair amount of money from her parent. Before starting my four years of a professional degree, I told her that I could be content just with my bachelor's degree to start work and be productive, but she said you don't worry about money. I can afford to put you through school. Before starting school, I was working and contributing to the household expenses. When I met her lawyer last year, he was threatening me with the O'brian vs. O'brian case. This year I heard that the Court reversed its findings. She says that she has no claim on my license. I'm licensed now to practice in Cali, but I don't have any job offer, and even if I had an offer, I need at least $10 thousand to relocate because I will need a car, a place to rent and shipment of my belongings. Would I ask the judge for alimony, and payment of an attorney to represent me? The entire experience has been very stressful. I told her that we don't have to divorce, but she wants out. What shall I do? Please advise. Thank you.