If you’re searching for legal representation in an upcoming case concerning family matters, you’ve probably come across family law specialists while reviewing the credentials of prospective attorneys.
Family law specialists are lawyers who’ve studied family law extensively, becoming specialists in the field and highly regarded the State Bar as a result. Seeking advice from a specialist should stand you in far better stead when searching for an acceptable resolution to your case, especially given the complexities of family law and the potential difficulties in negotiating settlements in the field.
Read on for more information on how a family law specialist may be able to help you.
A certified family law specialist has typically undergone much more in-depth training to specialize in the field of family law. Certification as a specialist in any legal field requires an individual to complete further education in their specialty while continuously practicing law for five concurrent years. Those looking to specialize in family law must also commit a minimum of 25% of their time to practicing family law.
Other criteria include favorable evaluations from fellow attorneys and judges and demonstrable experience in their chosen specialization. Relevant areas of expertise include child support, adoption, divorce, prenuptial arrangements, child custody, and domestic violence restraining orders.
As is probably apparent, certified family law specialists have significantly more learned and practiced knowledge of the intricacies involved in family law.
Only attorneys approved by the California State Bar are legally allowed to call themselves certified family law specialists, and the process is ongoing, with specialists required to go above and beyond the State Bar’s requirements educationally to prove their dedication to the field. Specialists are also required to renew their certifications every five years.
Family law is a complex and emotional field, with some cases posing a particular challenge and leading to lengthy financial disputes. Though the support and guidance of a regular family law attorney may prove sufficient, the expertise of a family law specialist would undoubtedly be of benefit in more complex or challenging cases.
A specialist guarantees an extensive history in the field of family law and the knowledge and experience you’ll need to bring your case to a conclusion you can accept. The availability of these specialists provides options for those in situations that more generally focused lawyers may be less well-suited to help with, so if your case is proving challenging, they’re certainly worth your consideration.
If you’re looking for representation regarding a family law matter and feel the guidance of a certified family law specialist would be your best step forward, reach out to our team at The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock.
We’re always happy to help and endeavor to approach each case with the compassion and understanding our clients deserve, so call us today on 909-466-7661 or leave a message via the contact form below to find the representation you need today.