I think that people should get counseling before they get married. I'm sure that many would have never gotten married if they had counseling before marriage. It's the same thing about having kids. Couples that plan on getting married should be force to take a parenting course before they get married, and not just after they are married.
I don't think that once a spouse has applied for a divorce that counseling should be forced on them for a divorce to be granted. If a spouse is asking for a divorce then it’s not hard to see that the marriage is really over.
Again, without knowing the area of law, nobody here can make an accurate recommendation.
If I had an important case, I wouldn't use any of the attorneys who advertise on tv. If you have no personal recommendations, get hold of a copy of Atlanta Magazine -- I think it was last month's issue -- listing the top attorneys (by discipline) in Atlanta. If they don't have it at your library, call the magazine directly to find out which issue you need, and order a back copy.
Attorney fees can be verrrry steep, so before you say, "price is no object,' you might want to find out what they charge. You may have to pay, regardless of the outcome of your case.