Ask around at the local court house, deputies, they know, ask people, I sing like a bird when it comes to the dirty, rotten, incompetent attorneys I wasted 10,000 dollars on. Also, find the most crooked local attorney with the best political connections to the judges. Never hire an honest, far away, or young attorney for divorces, or any criminal defense. This is all politics. The case is already decided, behind close doors before the hearing ever happens, I promise you that. Sometimes just out at the golf course.I agree about getting a good attorney. The problem is that you often have no way of knowing until you've had them fail, because the practice of law is like other practices - specialized. Until you have already used a lawyer from a specific specialty knowing whether they are any good is problematic in my experience.