Family Attorney
Job Description

Family Attorney Job Description

Family Attorney Job Overview

A family attorney or family lawyer provides legal services for individuals or on behalf of children within a family in order to resolve or prevent conflicts. Family law attorneys offer legal advice, prepare legal documents in connection with a variety of issues such as adoption, divorce, child custody issues, child support, maintenance/support or annulment, and typically represent their clients in a courtroom or mediation. They are responsible for communicating effectively to explain legal issues and options to their clients while maintaining high standards of confidentiality handling personal information, as well as staying apprised of changes in the law. A family attorney usually works at a law firm.

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Family Attorney Job Summary

Our law firm is seeking a family attorney who can assist our clients in navigating the sensitive legal issues of family law, including child custody, child abuse, and domestic violence. Jobseekers should be equally familiar with prenuptial agreements, divorce, alimony, child support, and real estate, and be able to effectively engage in oral debate and negotiation even in highly stressful and emotional situations. If you are driven by an opportunity to help people during one of the toughest times in their lives and have a proven track record of success, we want to hear from you.


Ashburn, VA

Family Attorney Responsibilities

  • Prepare legal documents such as legal pleadings, motions, marital settlement agreements, contracts, judgments, and orders for a high volume of cases
  • Help solve legal problems for clients through analyzing the situation, understanding their needs, and creating a strategic plan of action
  • Divide marital assets, including real estate, when necessary during divorce proceedings
  • Communicate with senior partners and paralegals to effectively move through the civil litigation process
  • Attend court proceedings as needed to represent clients
  • Organize and maintain client files to ensure they are kept current

Family Attorney Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a legal background and J.D. degree are required
  • 1-2 years of experience in working with family law and real estate required
  • Active membership with the ABA (American Bar Association)
  • Previous criminal justice or other legal background preferred
  • Ability to successfully represent both plaintiff and defendant sides of a case
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, especially in highly stressful and emotional situations

Family Attorney Compensation

$94,442 (National Average)

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