10 THINGS TO WATCH FOR IN A DIVORCE LAWYER
Is your lawyer certified to practice law in-state. You can find out through the State Bar Association. It also provides information as to their status as practicing attorneys. Moreover, there are the old strand-bys, like memberships, practice history, testimonials, and, of course, word of mouth.
Look at the attorney’s history. Professional misconduct inquiries, Barred in another state and see what the local grapevine has to say: papers, Angie's list, Better Business Bureau commentary etc.
The last thing you need is a lawyer who is new to this line of work. Yes, we all have to learn, but not on your dime. You are looking for the attorney having more than a passing acquaintance with the family law judges in your area if you are seeking litigation, does your attorney command respect in court? If your preferred method of resolution is negotiation, you want a skilled advocate capable of steering the compromise to your liking.
4. Skill in Practicing Family Law