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Why Should You Hire a Certified Family Law Attorney?

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on June 28, 2017 in General

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If you need help with your family law case, it would be wise to hire a California certified family law attorney. These men and women understand your needs, and they have additional qualifications that allow them to serve you better than other attorneys. These qualifications are both academic and professional. If you are in the market for a lawyer to handle your family law case, the following information may be able to help you make an informed decision.

The Importance of Hiring a Specialist

The rulings issued by judges in family court can have a lasting impact on everyone involved. By hiring a specialist, you will have access to a wealth of legal information. Only a small portion of lawyers are classified as certified family law specialists due to strict requirements they must adhere to. Certified attorneys must obtain additional academic credentials and maintain a successful track record.

A Broad Understanding of Family Law

Family law encompasses all matters relating to families and relationships, such as child custody, child support, property division, and divorce. By working with a certified specialist, you will be ensuring that you have an attorney who understands these various aspects extensively. Family court cases often involve married couples, relatives, and invariably, children, and if your lawyer does not have the required expertise, your case could easily be jeopardized.

How Does an Attorney Obtain Certification?

To become certified, an attorney must meet the following standards:

  • Successfully pass a written examination.
  • Belong to the State Bar of California.
  • Devote at least 25 percent of legal career to family law issues.
  • Complete at least 45 additional hours of specialized legal education in the state of practice.
  • Have a favorable reputation among legal peers.

Simply put, a certified family law specialist must demonstrate an ability to practice family law.

Hire a Certified Family Law Specialist

At the Law Office of Thomas M. Huguenor, you can hire a certified specialist family law attorney who is capable of handling virtually any family law issue. With almost four decades of experience in the field, our professionals will help you understand what you are facing using a compassionate yet direct approach. Reach out to the Law Office of Thomas M. Huguenor at (858) 458-9500. We serve the San Diego, La Jolla, and Del Mar areas.

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