When you need an attorney, you need to take the time to find someone who can handle your type of case. Not all lawyers practice family law and not all lawyers represent all types of family law cases.
When you need an attorney to help you with family law, you are likely to be emotionally stressed by the situation you are in. Don't let your emotions cloud your judgment. Research law firms in your area and carefully consider your options.
It's very likely that you have at least one family member or friend who had reason to use a family law attorney in the past. You trust your family and friends and they will be honest with you about the divorce attorney, his fees, his office practices, and his relationship with his clients. This is perhaps the most important information to gather when looking for a lawyer.
Lawyers in your area are listed in the local phone book. Many will have full-page ads explaining the types of laws they practice. The information in this ad in general, but you can find out their office address and the type of law they practice, as well as their web address. You need to find a lawyer close to your home or office.
Divorce attorneys likely have websites that their potential clients can visit. The website should contain information about attorney credentials, family law attorney experience, location at the firm, hours of work, and other relevant information. They may even have some articles on their website that will give you helpful tips about what you're going through.