Certified Family Law Specialist

Oceanside, California, Certified Family Law Specialist

The more complicated your situation, the more reason to consider hiring an attorney who specializes in Family Law and who is committed through certification to keeping up her or his proficiency through continual practice and continuing education.

Why does the State Bar Certify Legal Specialists?

  • To help the public identify attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law.
  • To encourage the maintenance and improvement of attorney competence in specialized fields of law.

What does it mean when an attorney is a "Certified" Specialist?

A certified specialist is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law.
A California attorney who is certified by the State Bar as a Family Law specialist must have:

  • Taken and passed a written examination in Family Law
  • Demonstrated a high level of experience in Family Law
  • Fulfilled ongoing education requirements
  • Been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with her or his work.

What can a Certified Family Law Specialist do for you?

  • Make certain marital settlement agreements and pro or post-nuptial agreements are properly prepared.
  • Identify tax issues which may affect the distribution of marital property and the payment of child, spousal or family support.
  • Help you effectively deal with complex legal issues involving community property laws.
  • Negotiate or mediate the difficult and emotional issues relating to legal separation, separation of marriage, and child custody.
  • Protect clients who need retaining orders for domestic violence. Handle matters relating to modification of child custody, spousal support, or child support.
  • Handle matters relating to modification of child custody, spousal support or child support.

The State bar of California
Office of Certification
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, Ca 94105-1639