Michael Geary answers:
Ask other professionals you know, such as your CPA, financial planner, or therapist, for recommendations of family law attorneys. If you know an attorney who is not a family law attorney, ask that attorney for names of some lawyers who specialize in or practice family law. Ask your trusted friends or co-workers for names of family law attorneys. Ask why these attorneys have been recommended and what attributes they have. Then start “researching” each attorney on your list.