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A family lawyer works closely with small groups of people in either a court or educational setting or mediation session. In addition to specialized training, negotiating skills are paramount for success in this field. A family lawyer is responsible for helping families handle delicate legal matters such as divorce, paternity, adoption and custody. To work as a family lawyer, an individual must have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to debate and persuade others. A person working as a family lawyer must obtain a bachelor’s degree followed by a law degree. Family lawyers must also pass the bar exam for the state in which they will practice. Family Attorney or family’s attorneys is variants of the required name that is given to a family lawyer or family’s lawyers.

Family law is the name given to the branch of civil law that a family lawyer or a family attorney covers, including the legal relationships among family members, like husbands, wives, parents, children, and domestic partners. A family law attorney or a family law lawyer specializes in family law relationships such as adoption, child custody, visitation rights, domestic violence, divorce, juvenile dependency and delinquency, marital property rights, support obligations, and paternity. Because these personal relationships are governed by state law, what constitutes "family law" may vary from state to state.

Family Law is a multi-faceted area of law that deals with family relations. Family law encompasses such areas as: adoption, child custody and visitation, children's rights, child support, spousal support (alimony), separation agreements, civilian and military divorce (dissolution of marriage), marital property division (equitable division), elder law matters, estate planning, estates and trusts, wills and will contests, probate, insurance, cohabitation agreements, pre-marital (pre-nuptial) agreements, marriage and other legal issues pertinent to the family.

Family law courts generally hear cases pertaining to dissolution of marriage, legal separation of the parties, nullity of marriage, child custody, child and spousal support, elder law legal issues, domestic violence petitions, and estate planning cases like wills, will contests, guardianship, insurance, probate, trusts and other estate related legal issues.

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