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Family lawyers provide legal representation to individuals or families regarding issues such as adoption, children’s rights, divorce, and estates and trusts. Family law is a multifaceted field in which lawyers work on both civil and criminal cases. Family lawyers work as solo practitioners and for law firms, nonprofit organizations, public defender’s offices, legal services offices, state’s attorney’s offices, public guardian’s offices, and departments of children and family services. 

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Law Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Partner, or Solo Practitioner, or Judge, or Law Professor

Supervising or Managing Attorney

Family Lawyer

Law Clerk or Intern