Family Legal Specialization
Board-Certified Specialists are Experienced. Respected. Tested. Certified.
You are eligible to apply to become Board certified as a Family Law legal specialist if you have been admitted to the practice of law continuously for at least 7 years, and during 5 of those years you have engaged in the practice of Family Law within the State of Arizona, 2 of which are immediately preceding your application. During each of such five years, you must have engaged in legal services in the field of Family Law equivalent to at least 70% of a full-time practice. Combine these qualifications with your high ethical standards, excellent peer reviews, specialized legal education, and tested knowledge to achieve the honorable distinction of Board-Certified Specialist.
Your experience will be measured by your substantial involvement in the field of Family Law matters, including issues from at least seven of these categories:
- Dissolution of marriage, legal separation, and annulment of marriage
- Matters relating to children
- Juvenile court matters including dependency, adoption, and termination of parental rights
- Child Support
- Spousal maintenance
- Identifying separate and community property, and division of community property
- Taxation issues
- Contempt and/or enforcement proceedings
- Mediation or negotiation of family disputes, and resolution of Family Law matters through alternate dispute resolutions
- Special actions and appeals from Family Law matters
- Issues of non-matrimonial family
- Issues of domestic violence
- Family Law service as defined in Section III(C)(2)(a)-(k)
Interested in being a legal super hero and specializing in the area of Family law?
For additional information contact:
Board of Legal Specialization Administrator