Family Law 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
  • Paternity
  • Juvenile court matters including dependency, adoption, and termination of parental rights
  • Child Support
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Modifications
  • 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:

Mabel Ramirez
Board of Legal Specialization Administrator
Phone: 602.340.7326
Email: Mabel.Ramirez@staff.azbar.org

Payment for Application, Exam, and Pro-rated Fee can be made by calling our Resource Center at 602-340-7239. In addition to your credit or debit card, please provide your bar number, specialty area, and type of payment (application, exam, or pro-rated fee).

This page is managed by Mabel Ramirez