It is always wise to at least ask some relevant questions at the family lawyer before hiring one. Keep in mind that what is at stake here is your life and property. The following are some questions that you might want to ask the family lawyer:
In your years in this profession, how many family cases have you handled?
From these cases, how many have you extra-judicially settled?
Have you performed a collaborative divorce?
Do you know who the counsel of my spouse is?
Do you know any of the judges from our local family courts?
Have you handled support cases or settlement disputes?
Can you be contacted by phone easily?
Do you currently handle any other child support or divorce case?