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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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Oct 21, 14 USA - CA Los Angeles

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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Oct 09, 14 USA - NY Bronx

Contract Attorney family law The candidate will... create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court....
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Oct 03, 14 USA - OK Oklahoma City

Contract Attorney family law The candidate will... to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Will be responsible for all filing fees. Note: This is a fixed term contract position....
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Sep 28, 14 USA - NY White Plains

Contract Attorney family law The candidate will... to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Will be responsible for all filing fees. Note: This is a fixed term contract position....
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Sep 28, 14 USA - NY Bronx

Contract Attorney family law The candidate will... to create all the initial documents/pleadings that need to be filed in court. Will be responsible for all filing fees. Note: This is a fixed term contract position....
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Oct 02, 14 USA - FL Miami

In-House, Min 1 yrs required
an Injunction (Restraining Order); Custody Petition. Should have J.D. degree. Florida Bar admission is required. Previous employment within the non-profit sector is a plus. Must have working knowledge in the fields of immigration and family law Must be bilingual;... Spanish....
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Oct 15, 14 USA - CA Sacramento

Law Firm, 3-6 yrs required
Mid-level to Senior family law Associate The candidate... experience drafting motions, arguing law and motion matters, and... taking and defending depositions family law experience in a law firm setting is preferred law a demonstrated interest in family law may be considered.......
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Oct 05, 14 USA - WA Everett

Law Firm, Min 2 yrs required
Seeking a family law Associate Attorney with... 2+ years' experience in family law including extensive family law related, courtroom experience (motion... hearings, trial)....
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Oct 11, 14 USA - NY New York City

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Staff Attorney family and Immigration Duties:... human trafficking in their family law and immigration matters.... divorce, child/spousal support, custody/visitation family offense proceedings in family and Supreme Court, as... walk-in to the Bronx family Justice Center, and would... and staff at the family Justice Center to make family
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Sep 27, 14 USA - TX Austin

Government, Min 4 yrs required
fact and conclusions of law Puts witnesses under oath... on access to justice family violence family law case... 201 of the Texas family Code and has all... 5 of the Texas family Code. Appointed as a... 51.04(g) of the Texas family Code....
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Family Law Jobs: Legal Services for the Family

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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