Family Law involves a wide range of family issues including marriage, divorce proceedings, legal custody and adoption, distribution of assets and ownership of property acquired before and during the marriage, and more.
Lawyers in this area have specialized knowledge of state laws and codes ( e.g., Texas Family Code) and the trials and appeals of Family Law cases.
Click here to review the Standards for Certification in Family Law.
Board Certified Difference - Family Law
Why choose a lawyer Board Certified in Family Law? Qualifications include:
- Practice law fulltime for at least 5 years as an active member of the State Bar of Texas;
- At least 3 years of Family Law experience with a yearly minimum 35% substantial involvement with Family Law matters;
- Participation in a specific number of contested final trials, court appearances, civil trials, appeals and represented parties in mediation matters;
- Qualified vetted references from judges and lawyers in the area;
- Complete 60 hours of TBLS approved continuing legal education in Family Law;
- Meet all of the TBLS Standards for Attorney Certification; and
- Pass a comprehensive 6-hour examination in Family Law. Click here to review the Exam Specifications.
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