Experience in handling difficult cases can only be judged by those who have actually done such cases, and preferably, won those cases. Losing can teach us as well (although every case is not a winning case to start with) - and one may find that certain tactics don't work, but just drive up the cost of litigation to start with.
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOUR SPOUSE?
If so, TRUST ME, WE GET IT!! There's two sides to every story, if not more!!
*Before anyone gets insulted, we are quite aware that much of family law involves FIGHTING and we mean fighting verbally, mentally, and physically!! That's why many attorneys hate family law cases. It's too emotional, too draining, too much drama,etc......
But the problem could be--maybe YOUR other former half--WANTS to drive up your litigation expenses so you will give up?!!
Actually, due to some attorneys who will do needless actions, this is not that uncommon.
At about $4.00 a minute, it doesn't make sense to do actions that aren't useful, BUT it happens a lot from what we have observed over the years. Custody issues tend to be the worst because any private evaluators or experts are very expensive. Very.
It makes sense that an attorney who is strategy minded, cost mindful, and fairly assertive-- can make better headway than spending time on useless things that will have no impact on the case, even if it drives up the costs for the other party. Attorney herein is not a clerk or a clerk typist, although we do have to type.
An attorney understands that the legal argument can't be left out? The best argument is not buried in 5 pages of paper. Some of the attorneys with wonderful skills will bury their arguments such that it can't be found unless one searches---that should never happen. Arguments should not be buried. That's a wonderful way to never get your point across.
If you need an attorney who can make your points very obvious, leap from the page, and do all the talking for you in a straightforward, simple to understand format, then attorney may be a good match for your case. Plus you get the added bonus of having an attorney that is an experienced closer (as in closing sales, closing cases) which has helped attorney win cases both in civil, criminal, and family law.