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Why Specialization Matters: Working with a Los Angeles Family Law Attorney

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Divorce, division of assets, child custody… these are difficult issues to face on your own, and it’s likely that you have a lot of questions about your legal standing. An effective lawyer can help you get answers, give you confidence in the road ahead, and represent you during negotiations and litigation.

A warning: many lawyers will offer to counsel you as long as you can pay their fees, even if the majority of their time is spent on personal injury or in some other area of the law. That’s why, whichever professional you choose, it is important to work with a Los Angeles family law attorney. Legal specialization is the best way that an attorney can demonstrate this expertise.

The State Bar of California has a Board of Legal Specialization that oversees a certification process. Attorneys can specialize in areas like admiralty and maritime; appellate law; and bankruptcy law.

For a Los Angeles family law attorney to become a specialist, he has to:

  • Pass a thorough written examination covering each aspects of family law, such as real estate and finance.
  • Get approval through a peer review process.
  • Demonstrate his capabilities in family law by representing a number of clients in cases with varying complexity.
  • Follow up with continuing education.

Only a handful of lawyers—including myself—achieve this designation because of its rigorous requirements. I made the decision to specialize because of what the achievement does for my clients.

The people who rely on my legal services know that their lawyer has extensive knowledge in their area of concern. They can trust that I am up-to-date on the latest in case law and statutes and that I have the requisite experience to represent them in both negotiation and litigation.

In a case that can decide your future finances, assets, and relationship with your children, having confidence in your representation is so important. The specialization process ensures that the Los Angeles family law attorney you have hired is capable, competent, and committed.

Explore my services further. Contact the Law Offices of Charles M. Green at (213) 387-4508.

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Charles M. Green is Certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He has worked extensively in both the financial fields and as a litigation attorney specializing in Family Law Cases. He is also diversely experienced in a number of other practice areas of importance to individuals and families. You can find him on Google+

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