Looking after disabled family member is overwhelming for most people, hence taking some time off to go away is often a must.
When you are "shopping" for a lawyer, my advice is to use similar criteria as you would when looking for a specialist physician. Make sure that the lawyer is in fact specializing in the area of law that you need help in. Check out that lawyer's bio on his' or hers website. Ask what percentage of practice he or she devotes to your particular field.