It is always important that you try to at least throw questions at the lawyer before hiring one. Remember that your life and property rely on this professional. Here are some questions that you might want to ask the lawyer:
In your years of practice, how many cases have you handled?
From the cases, how many have you extra-judicially settled?
Have you done a collaborative divorce?
Do you know the counsel of my spouse?
Do you know any judges from local family courts?
Have you handled support disputes or settlement suits?