Family Lawyer Resume Samples

A Family Lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in cases related to family matters. The job duties commonly listed on the Family Lawyer Resume are – providing advice and legal representation in matters related to adoption, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship, spousal support, and other family-related disputes. Additional duties include – assisting clients in preparing and filing court documents, interpreting state and federal family law statutes, and advising clients on the advantages and disadvantages of different courses of action.

Some of the skills considered crucial for this role include – being knowledgeable in the laws and regulations related to family law, and excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with clients and other parties involved in family law cases. As far as education is concerned, industries expect at least a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school from their job applicants. A pass in the bar exam in the practicing state is as well needed.

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Family Lawyer Resume

Objective : As a Family Lawyer, performed a range of duties including filing legal documents, attending court proceedings, participated in mediation sessions, and offering useful advice to clients.

Skills : Efficient time management, Critical thinking, Multitasking abilities.

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  • Managed Guardianship, child custody, divorce, and other such issues.
  • Represented surrogacy related issues, child abuse or child rights, alimony, annulment, spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, legitimacy, parental responsibility, and property settlement issues.
  • Handled estates and wills.
  • Performed other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Managed the legal issues that occur between people that are associated with each other or members of the same family.
  • Drafted a legal Paper or documents these includes the wills and trust of the person.
  • Dealt with issues such as adoption, divorce as well as the properties, spousal support of the couple, several issues of child visitation rights and household violence.
  • Years of Experience
    Experience
    0-2 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Entry Level
    Education
    Education
    Degree in Law


    Family Lawyer Resume

    Summary : As a Family Lawyer, handled complex cases from start to finish, including structured alternative dispute resolution and/or trial. Typical cases are divorce, custody, modification of existing orders, and enforcement proceedings. Conducted research, prepared legal documents, and performed other duties to ensure that clients receive the best and most cost-effective legal solutions.

    Skills : Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

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    1. Analyzed the situation then strategizing and deciding on a proper course of action.
    2. Communicated with senior partners and paralegals to effectively move through the civil litigation process.
    3. Divided marital assets, including real estate, when necessary during divorce proceedings.
    4. Ensured clients are effectively represented at court hearings as needed.
    5. Kept client files properly organized and up to date.
    6. Advised and tells client on the proper action and the right thing to do. If the problems cannot be resolve outside the court then the family lawyer will make inquiries and organize a trial and represents the client to the court.
    7. Investigated and submited evidence to make legal offense or defense; representation of files in the court and interviewing the witnesses.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    10+ Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Senior
    Education
    Education
    J.D


    Family Lawyer Resume

    Summary : As a Family Lawyer , Experienced in other areas of practice is considered an advantage. Guided associates, paralegals, and legal assistants in the office is a duty associated with this position. Developed relationships with clients as they establish legal needs, provide counsel, help them understand their legal options, and represent them in court and negotiations.

    Skills : Confident, Good at math, Attention to detail, Empathy and emotional intelligence.

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    1. Engaged in strategy review sessions with our clients to understand the facts and goals to prepare a Case Plan for each client.
    2. Communicated with clients and discuss options, strategies and solutions at key junctures of their case so they understand their options and make informed decisions.
    3. Prepared Family Law documents/pleadings; such as, petitions, responses, judicial forms, summons, declarations and affidavits (client, third party, attorney), divorce decrees, temporary and final orders, parenting plans, child support orders, child support worksheets, motions, replies, mediation and/or trial briefs/letters, trial preparation.
    4. Prepared clients for hearings and trials.
    5. Attended hearings, and trials.
    6. Prepared and drafted legal documents for filing with appropriate entities and necessary correspondence.
    7. Drafted pleadings and motions, including judgments and orders.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    10+ Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Management
    Education
    Education
    LL. B.

    Family Lawyer Resume

    Objective : As a Family Lawyer, assisted clients in navigating the sensitive legal issues of family law, including child custody, child abuse, and domestic violence. Familiared with prenuptial agreements, divorce, alimony, and child support, and able to effectively engage in oral debate and negotiation even in highly stressful and emotional situations.

    Skills : Excellent business judgment and high level of professionalism.

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    Description :

    1. Provided effective counsel to clients with an understanding of their needs, an analysis of their circumstances, and determining a strategy for a proper course of action.
    2. Developed collaborative strategies and advise clients regarding their best interests, serving in some cases as the principal contact between the Firm and the clients.
    3. Served as a mediator for divorce, separation, prenuptial, and postnuptial matters.
    4. Conducted new client consultations with a passion for the non-adversarial legal services we provide.
    5. Handled all aspects of cases assigned to them.
    6. Performed administrative duties as necessary including filing, mailing, organizes files and pleadings.
    7. Conducted legal research for particular issues.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    0-2 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Entry Level
    Education
    Education
    B.L

    Family Lawyer Resume

    Summary : As a Family Lawyer, drafted legal documents such as contracts, divorces, or real estate transactions, and defend or prosecute in court. Specialized in a number of areas, such as corporate, family, bankruptcy, or environmental law.

    Skills : Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, Organization and Time-Management.

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    1. Managed assigned caseload.
    2. Drafted and respond to correspondence.
    3. Prepared pleadings, financial disclosures, mediation, and trial briefs.
    4. Propounded and responded to discovery.
    5. Telephone and in-person contact with clients, opposing counsel, and the courts.
    6. Prepared witness questions for evidentiary hearings, depositions, and trials.
    7. Tracked billable time.
    8. Assisted the supervising attorneys in all phases of the practice.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    10+ Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Consultant
    Education
    Education
    J.D

    Family Lawyer Resume

    Headline : As a Family Lawyer, advised on contracting and procurement related matters, provided input and advice in connection with council governance papers; and collaborated with colleagues from the councils other support services departments on a diverse range of matters, including pensions.

    Skills : Drafting, Negotiating and Reviewing legal documents, Business.

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    Description :

    1. Advised clients regarding ongoing litigation or explain legal issues they might be facing or have concerns about.
    2. Researched the details and evidence involved in cases, such as police reports, DSS reports, or pleadings previously filed in a case, as well as applicable law.
    3. Interpreted case law and decisions handed down by other applicable courts. This can involve analyzing the effects of a good many factors that might have been involved in other cases.
    4. Developed case strategies, such as trying to resolve cases early and cost-effectively for his clients rather than go to trial.
    5. Prepared pleadings and other documents, such as separation agreements, deeds, and wills.
    6. Appeared in court before a judge to orally argue for a client's rights and best interests.
    7. Represented family law clients in mediation, hearings, and court.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    5-7 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Senior
    Education
    Education
    J.D

    Family Lawyer Resume

    Summary : As a Family Lawyer, involved leading and managed a caseload of important and high-profile volume litigation matters, advising senior stakeholders on industry significant strategic decision making, and contributing to wider LCR team and LS division strategic initiatives.

    Skills : Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.

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    Description :

    1. Oversaw and managed the legal issues that transpire between people that are members of the same family.
    2. Upholded a steady schedule of hearings, court appearances, and conferences.
    3. Responded to the urgent needs of clients.
    4. Oversaw family estates and wills.
    5. Attended trials and court proceedings.
    6. Regularly updated clients about their cases.
    7. Demonstrated a high commitment to this work in assisting the Firm with marketing, including attending networking events and other functions, writing blogs or other articles.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    10+ Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Consultant
    Education
    Education
    BBL

    Family Lawyer Resume

    Summary : As a Family Lawyer, Assisted clients effectively by understanding their needs analyzed the situation then strategize and deciding on a proper course of action.

    Skills : Excellent interpersonal, Communication and Public speaking skills.

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    Description :

    1. Attempted to resolve complex claims and reach settlement outside of court through alternative dispute resolution.
    2. Carried out all duties associated with Dispute Resolution or Litigation Lawyers.
    3. Drafted, negotiated, and reviewed court documents such as pleadings or witness statements.
    4. Liaised with a variety of other professionals including psychologists, doctors, social workers and police officers.
    5. Researched historic cases that bare resemblance to your ongoing files.
    6. Examined and evaluated any evidence that may prove beneficial to your clients.
    7. Effectively and empathetically managed emotionally unpredictable situations.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    7-10 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Senior
    Education
    Education
    BBL

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    Summary : As a Family Lawyer, provided legal advice, assistance and support (on both a proactive and reactive basis) to relevant business areas in writing, orally, by presentations and in meetings. Monitored advice given by external solicitors and ensuring it is appropriately disseminated to internal customers.

    Skills : Problem-Solving and Conflict Resolution Skills.

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    Description :

    1. Advised staff on legal matters and interpret laws.
    2. Interacted routinely with caseworkers, supervisors, program directors and program administrators.
    3. Supervised and directed mediation sessions, and offer effective legal advice.
    4. Organized and recorded all official documents required to file cases.
    5. Updated clients regularly about their cases.
    6. Managed regulatory and compliance-related services.
    7. Facilitated innovative solutions to client problems.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        10+ Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Executive
        Education
        Education
        L.L.B

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        Summary : As a Family Lawyer, reviewed a wide range of sources of information for new and proposed legal developments which impact relevant areas of responsibility. Raised new and emerging issues with the legal team and the business as appropriate, includes providing advice and comment in writing and/or in presentations/workshops.

        Skills : Analytical And Critical Thinking Skills, Communication And Interpersonal.

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        Description :

        1. Monitored legal risk in documentation and giving guidance on the acceptable assumption of risk.
        2. Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for natural and juristic persons.
        3. Conducted legal research and gather evidence.
        4. Ensure that appropriate approvals are in place before documents are executed.
        5. Explained the law and give legal advice.
        6. Offered legal representation at arbitration or mediation hearings.
        7. Drafted, reviewed and managed wills, trusts, estates, contracts and deeds.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        7-10 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Senior
        Education
        Education
        B.B.L