I think the best way to choose your marital and family lawyer is word-of-mouth. Talk to your trusted counselor or your best friends. Look on a website. There are websites devoted to marital and family law. Look in your area with regard to the website directed in your particular area. Be concerned about the rating services. Avvo is an excellent rating service. Martindale Hubbell. You want to make sure that your lawyer has the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell as well as Avvo. And you'll learn a lot by looking at the website of your attorney and have that be cross-referenced with names of individuals who are recommended to you.