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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] : This shared workspace allows students to learn from and collaborate with practitioners in family law. Take the opportunity to seek perspectives and advice from professionals in this practice area.
Considering a career in family law?
This wiki topic provides some background on what the practice field is really like and what’s required.
Family law is focused on families in transition: e.g., when a couple gets divorced, what happens to their children, their existing and ongoing obligations to each other, and their assets; or, in contemplating a marriage, potentially putting together pre-marital agreements.
These issues are almost uniquely stressful in the practice of law, but important: legal clarity around custody and financial matters allows both spouses to build a strong base for their future lives. When you have clients coming to you that are contemplating – or in the midst of a divorce, they are uniformly stressed and sometimes not at their best. You can help.
Family law issues – and the need for family lawyers – occur throughout the country. Laws vary – sometimes substantially – by state. Same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships – and same-sex divorces – are increasingly in the courts and in the news.
Unfortunately, there is never a shortage of family law cases. In both affluent times and times of economic crisis, families are in need of family law attorneys.