Family Law Attorney Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Family Law Attorney is $70,829 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Family Law Attorney Salary (?
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$48,830 - $119,188
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$48,830 - $119,188  
   
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$0.00 - $44,042  
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$45,296 - $147,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Job Description for Family Law Attorney

The field of family law is expansive, including areas such as custody, divorce, and adoption. The family law attorney is the professional hired to help guide clients through their cases and help achieve an optimal resolution through a settlement process or as their representative in court as they argue the case before a family court judge. Some family lawyers handle all, or many, kinds of family law cases, while others may tend to focus primarily, or even exclusively, on one aspect of family law (such as divorce lawyers and custody lawyers). More so than in most other types of law, family law can be a difficult process for clients because of the personal nature of many cases; family law attorneys must be able to help navigate their clients through emotionally difficult legal proceedings.
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Family Law Attorney Tasks
  • Monitor the progress of court cases within the assigned area of responsibility and take appropriate measures.
  • Provide expertise, guidance and instruction in family law, civil litigation, probate law, guardianship law, elder law and agency policy.
  • Interact routinely with caseworkers, supervisors, program directors and program administrators.
  • Provide representation for client in court in legal cases as pertains to family law.
  • Advise staff on legal matters and interprets laws, regulations, and policies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Family Law Attorney

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Experience Affects Family Law Attorney Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$72,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 33%