FAQ: Why Hire A Certified Family Law Legal Specialist in Orange County, California?
The California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California certifies Legal Specialists. Selecting a California Certified Family Law Legal Specialists assures that the attorney you are entrusting with your legal needs has demonstrated a high level of competence in his or her area of law by meeting the following criterion:
1. Successfully passing an examination consisting of 75 multiple choice questions and eight (8) essay questions;
2. Being favorably evaluated and recommended for Certification as a family law legal specialist by the Judges and peer attorneys that your legal representative deals with on a daily basis and;
3. Meeting the educational and experience requirements as follows:
a. 45 hours of family law education
b. Principal attorney in 20 contested family law hearings dealing with issues relating to child custody, child support, spousal support, visitation, restraining orders, modifications of support, division of community property, confirmation of separate property, contempt actions, mediation and psychological and counseling aspects of dissolution of marriages.
c. Principal attorney in five hearings or trials which are three or more hours in length and involve testimony of witnesses
d. Principal attorney in a minimum of 30 negotiated family law judgments or negotiated marital settlement agreements.
e. Principal attorney in 30 stipulated temporary family law orders/agreements.
f. Principal attorney and principal author of the briefs in three California family law appeals in which an opinion was filed.
g. Successful completion of a trial advocacy program or
h. Sitting as a temporary judge or arbitrator in contested hearings or trials
i. Be an active member of the State Bar
j. Engaged in the practice of law continuously during the five years immediately prior to applying for certification
As you can see it is quite an accomplishment to receive certification and hiring an attorney that is certified allows you the comfort in knowing you have chosen the best possible advocate to stand by your side and assist you during these trying times.
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