It works best for each party in a divorce action to have an experienced and knowledgable attorney. Good attorneys know how to determine the issues that are important. They do not waste time on inconsequential mattters. They understand the terminology, the law and the standard issues which have to be addressed in a divorce case. An inexperienced attorney makes the process difficult. They often drag out the divorce process because they don't know what they are doing. They often get discharged by their client. When a new attorney is hired, the new attorney has to review the discharged attorney's work and the new attorney may start making new demands. Our office prefers to deal with lawyers that are diligent and knowledgable. In sum, you may find that your legal costs will go up as the quality of your spouse's lawyer goes down.