What does a Family Attorney do?
A Family Attorney deals with family-related matters and domestic relations. A Family Law Attorney can also represent clients in divorce cases and divorce-related issues such as the division of marital property; and child custody and support. In addition to that, Family Attorneys can draft pre and post-nuptial agreements. Often Family Law Attorneys represent victims or perpetrators of domestic violence cases. Other areas that a Family Law Attorney deals with are adoption, guardianship and child abuse.
While there are some Family Law Attorneys that develop specialities – example in adoption law, most Family Law Attorneys have expertise in a number of practice areas. Family Law Attorneys also have a wide range of skills as they draft and negotiate contracts, pleading and other legal documents, litigate contested matters, counsel clients on their legal rights and options, and attempt to resolve legal disputes. Family Law Attorneys also need to need have exceptional interpersonal skills and be adapt in managing emotionally volatile situations.