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Why Hire a Certified Family Law Specialist*?

A Certified Family Law Specialist is more than just an attorney who specializes in Family Law.

Family Law Attorneys may only identify themselves as ‘certified specialists’ if they have been certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization, an organization whose certification program has been accredited by the State Bar. Attorneys can only apply for specialist certification if they have been in practice for at least five years and have dedicated at least 25% of their practice to family law.
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To become a Certified Family Law Specialist*, lawyers must demonstrate a high level of experience in their field. The applicant must pass a full day ‘mini-bar’ examination and have conducted a specific amount of trials, hearings, settlements, stipulations and mediations. Certified Family Law Specialists* must complete over 45 hours of continuing legal education over a three year period covering specific areas of family law and must be favorably evaluation by other attorneys and/or judges familiar with their work. The process provides potential clients assurance that they have hired an expert who is experienced and educated in all areas of family law. By selecting a CFLS, consumers are assured their attorney is well qualified and trained.

We are pleased to announce that Erin Levine has joined Ashley Schuh, as the second attorney at Levine Family Law Group to become a Certified Family Law Specialist!

What can Levine Family Law Group’s Certified Family Law Specialists* do for you?
  • Properly prepare Marital Settlement Agreements, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Identify tax issues which may affect the distribution of marital property and the payment of child, spousal or family support
  • Help you effectively deal with complex legal issues involving community property laws
  • Negotiate or mediate the difficult and emotional issues relating to same-sex relationship dissolution, legal separation, dissolution of marriage and child custody
  • Protect clients who need restraining orders for domestic violence
  • Handle matters relating to modification of child custody, spousal support or child support
  • Offer a collaborative process enabling clients to resolve their issues without court intervention

To schedule a one-hour Divorce or Family Law strategy session with a Certified Family Law Specialist*, contact us and a client services representative will be in contact with you within 24 hours. We pride ourselves on being passionate about finding solutions that meet the needs of our clientele!

*Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization


One thought on “Why Hire a Certified Family Law Specialist*?


  1. Thank you for sharing the information and I agree with this.

    Hiring a certified family law will help to resolve the family problems systematically and will also help to resolve the complex settlement of family like divorce, child custody, child support etc.


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