Lawyers like most types of professionals come in many shapes and sizes. Some lawyers handle only divorce cases, while some lawyers handle other types of cases in addition to divorces. So, you should ask your lawyer about experience that is relevant to your case. For example, if your case involves the division of real estate then it probably helps to have a lawyer who is experienced in real estate law. If your case is mostly contested, and a trial is likely, then it probably helps to have a lawyer experienced in trial practice and litigation.