Family Law Attorney Jobs
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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Office of the Circuit Executiv...
Experience
Min 3 yrs required
Location
San Francisco CA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 16,15
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(or equivalent) from a law school that has been... employees and to eligible family members Mandatory participation in the... Federal Employees Retirement System with small employee contribution.  Full social security coverage...
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Office of the Circuit Executiv...
Experience
Min 3 yrs required
Location
San Francisco CA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 12,15
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(or equivalent) from a law school that has been... employees and to eligible family members Mandatory participation in the... Federal Employees Retirement System with small employee contribution.  Full social security coverage...
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Company
Meriwether and Tharp
Experience
3-5 yrs required
Location
Alpharetta GA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 02,15
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~~The law firm of Meriwether and... is responsible for managing family law cases from beginning... to... and direction on case law and strategy. Our Attorneys... a team that loves family law by helping individuals......
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In-House
Experience
Min 15 yrs required
Location
Denver CO, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Head of Family Office Strategic Planning Services... Duties: Building a team of expert professionals that will support the 23 markets within Bank of the West Wealth Management Group and the High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth segments...
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In-House
Experience
Min 10 yrs required
Location
Dallas TX, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Family Wealth Services Tax Director... The candidate will oversee the efforts of multiple teams on client engagements; plan, execute, direct, and complete tax projects in a wide variety of industries; provide innovative tax planning, consulting, and compliance expertise to clients;...
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In-House
Experience
Min 3 yrs required
Location
Berkeley CA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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in the area of Family/Divorce Law. 3+ years' experience... in the field of family law is required. Should... have ability to write in an authoritative, neutral tone. Ability to translate legal concepts into articles and FAQs that can be easily...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 15 yrs required
Location
Palo Alto CA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 13, 15
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Family Wealth Advisor - Wealth... Management The candidate will have responsibility for engaging with prospects and/or clients whose investible assets exceed $20MM. Will work in partnership with regional Portfolio Manager's but will have direct accountability for advising largest, most sophisticated...
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In-House
Experience
Location
Tarrytown NY, USA
Posted Date
Jan 12, 15
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Contract Attorney - Family Law The candidate will... be responsible for all filing fees. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a rate of $50 per document. The Court appearance fee (which is paid by client/member)...
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In-House
Experience
Location
Detroit MI, USA
Posted Date
Jan 12, 15
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Contract Attorney - Family Law The candidate will... be responsible for all filing fees. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a rate of $50 per document. The Court appearance fee (which is paid by client/member)...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 1 yrs required
Location
Grand Rapids MI, USA
Posted Date
Jan 12, 15
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Contract Attorney - Family Law The candidate will... be responsible for all filing fees. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a rate of $50 per document. The Court appearance fee (which is paid by client/member)...
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In-House
Experience
Location
Yonkers NY, USA
Posted Date
Jan 12, 15
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Contract Attorney - Family Law The candidate will... be responsible for all filing fees. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a rate of $50 per document. The Court appearance fee (which is paid by client/member)...
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In-House
Experience
Location
White Plains NY, USA
Posted Date
Jan 12, 15
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Contract Attorney - Family Law The candidate will... be responsible for all filing fees. Any additional pleadings should be billed directly to the client/member at a rate of $50 per document. The Court appearance fee (which is paid by client/member)...
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In-House
Experience
Location
Las Vegas NV, USA
Posted Date
Jan 06, 15
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Contract Attorney - Family Law The candidate... will create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court....
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