You should ask a divorce lawyer the questions that are most pressing to you. If the most important thing for you is getting custody of your child, ask about, well, what are my chances of getting custody. The most important thing for you is – say you have a childless marriage – is preserving any assets you had before the marriage, then ask the attorney about that right up front. Get right to what’s most important to you. And from that, you’ll be able to gauge what skill level the attorney has because the attorney will ask you questions about that thing which will reflect that attorney’s knowledge of that area of law. You’ll find that the questions will give you confidence in what the attorney can do for you by virtue of how the questions are posed and how the strategy of the attorney is able to develop from those answers you give.
It’s better to ask questions from the attorney about what they can do for you than ask questions about their rate of success on something or other because you’re really just inviting an attorney bragging rather than an attorney answering questions that you need answered in an intelligent way. And by the way, it’s not just any attorney that can do this. An attorney that is – I can’t say specialized, but an attorney who’s been emphasizing in matrimonial law or family law for many years and is very experienced in that particular area that you're concerned with will give a much more intelligent interview with you than somebody who’s a general practitioner.
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