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There are many family law attorney jobs across the country. A family law attorney defends their clients in cases such as divorce, child custody and neglect and abuse cases.

Other family related matters may include juvenile adjudication issues, adoption, surrogate situations, paternity testing and civil unions.

Family attorneys are very busy. As society changes and alternative family descriptions change from state to state to include domestic partnership and civil unions, a wide variety of legal issues may need to be dealt with.

A family lawyer has to complete the same educational requirements of lawyers in other fields. For example, he or she will have to graduate from college with a BA or its equivalent, followed by a JD (juris doctorate) from an accredited three year law school. At that point, a law school graduate will have to pass his or herstate's bar exam.

A successful family law attorney needs to be cognizant of this client's emotional state. For example, if a client is filing for divorce, he or she will often be in an emotionally distressed state facing the finality of their marriage, insecurities about finances or their financial future, etc. At the same time, there can be other issues that an attorney will have to explore, including child custody arguments and child support. A family attorney may also be asked to help in other issues such as creating trusts and writing wills.

An attorney will also have to be able to transition from one case to another as there is such a high demand for family law attorneys which increases their caseload. Consequently, an attorney will have to be highly organized and focused on his or her work.

A family law attorney often works in a practice that focuses on family law, or in a law office that offers family law as one of their services. A recent law school graduate very rarely enters this field as a solo practitioner.

The pay range for an attorney in this field is wide ranging, depending on their skills, success in the courtroom, location and practice that they work for.

A family law attorney job is a growing niche and has openings across the country for qualified lawyers.
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Nov 18,14 USA - IL Belleville

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Nov 11,14 USA - TX Angleton

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Nov 18,14 USA - NY Bay Shore

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Amoachi & Johnson PLLC Max 3 yrs required
will also consider a law graduate who is pending... appearances in Immigration Court family Court (for SIJS cases... only), and asylum interviews, as well as preparing affidavits, petitions, motions, briefs,...

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Nov 20, 14 USA - NY Rochester

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section 249 of the family Court Act and subdivision... 35 of the judiciary law Provides representation for children... assigned in Monroe County family Court including PINS, juvenile... Attorney for the Child family law or Criminal law Experience... changes and current case law Attend CLE training. Participate......
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Nov 18, 14 USA - TX El Paso

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Contract Attorney family law Contract counsel will... get a the sum of $250 to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a rate...
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Nov 18, 14 USA - CA Riverside

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Contract Attorney family law Contract counsel will... get a the sum of $250 to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a rate...
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Nov 18, 14 USA - CA San Jose

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Contract Attorney family law Contract counsel will... get a the sum of $250 to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a rate...
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Nov 18, 14 USA - KS Topeka

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Contract Attorney family law Contract counsel will... get a the sum of $250 to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a rate...
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Nov 18, 14 USA - MS Jackson

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Contract Attorney family law Contract counsel... will get a the sum of $250 to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a...
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Nov 18, 14 USA - MS Tupelo

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Contract Attorney family law Contract counsel... will get a the sum of $250 to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a...
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Nov 18, 14 USA - TX Austin

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Contract Attorney family law Contract counsel... will get a the sum of $250 to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a...
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Nov 18, 14 USA - KS Wichita

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Contract Attorney family law Contract counsel... will get a the sum of $250 to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a...
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Nov 18, 14 USA - OR Portland

In-House,
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Contract Attorney family law Contract counsel... will get a the sum of $250 to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a...
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The main function for persons holding lawyer jobs in family law is to provide legal advice to a family unit or persons who are closely related and also represent them in certain situations such as pre nuptial agreements, adoption, legal separation, divorce, child support agreements and inheritance. They may be the ones to provide guidance on matters to do with visitation, custody, neglect, domestic violence, paternity and surrogate parenting.

   
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