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Family Law Attorney Salary

The average salary for a Family Law Attorney is $70,280 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 noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$46,524 - $107,990
(Median)
$47K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,280
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90%

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$12.73 - $362.55
(Median)
$13
$77
$360
MEDIAN: $77.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,524 - $107,990  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
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$45,000 - $136,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$130$260$390
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $362.55  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$260K$520K$780K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,000 - $136,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Family Law Attorney Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 28%
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