99% of divorce cases settle without a trial. Some settle at the kitchen table, some at mediation and some on the day of trial. But they settle. So why should you hire an attorney who is preparing for a trial that will never take place?
The divorce system works for everyone except you and your family. The system works for the courts because it moves cases along toward completion. The system works for attorneys because they are able to bill significant amounts of money shepherding their clients through a system that is fairly predictable. The system works for everyone, except three groups of people: Mothers, Fathers and Children.
In the divorce litigation system, emotionally charged spouses hire lawyers to argue important family matters, before judges, who will listen to 10-15 minutes of arguing by the attorneys, then make a decision that impacts the entire family.