Columbus, Kansas Family Lawyers

J. Joseph Weber
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Wichita, KS Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(316) 265-7802 727 N Waco St, Ste 585
Wichita, KS 67203
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Washburn University School of Law
Our lawyer has practiced law for over 30 years. We are a Christian lawfirm, and we practice Christian values. We take great pride in working hard for our clients and providing great personal communication. We have an A+ team that helps ensure we go above and beyond for our clients.
Kelly M. Davidzuk
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(855) 805-0595 7300 West 110th Street
Suite 560
Overland Park, KS 66211
Overland Park, KS Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Appalachian School of Law
Kelly Davidzuk is a Partner managing Tulsa, Oklahoma City, St. Charles, Troy, Lee's Summit and Overland Park office locations. Stange Law Firm, PC is a family law firm with multiple offices in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. Call us today at 855-805-0595. *The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.* Kelly Davidzuk is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Suzanne Hale Robinson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Overland Park, KS Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(913) 451-9500 7500 College Blvd.
Suite 700
Overland Park, KS 66210
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Kansas School of Law
Suzanne has lived in the Kansas City area for the past 27 years and has developed a deep connection with the area and protecting its residents from “big companies” that may try to take advantage of her clients. Suzanne is passionate about the work she does and is able to connect with her clients. “I wanted to become a lawyer to be able to help people who were not in a position to help themselves. No one expects themselves or a loved one to be injured, but if it does happen, the last thing you want to deal with...
Susan Saper Galamba
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Overland Park, KS Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(913) 239-9688 11903 W. 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Family and Divorce
Georgia State University College of Law
Susan is recognized as a preeminent divorce attorney in Johnson County, Kansas. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Fellow in the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Susan holds an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine since 2010. Clients seek out Susan as result of her distinguished reputation, and retain her because of her integrity, knowledge of the law, abiltiy to communicate, and advocacy. Susan works to protect the rights of her client,...
Shawn Aldrich
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Wichita, KS Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(855) 805-0595 2024 North Woodlawn Street
Suite 407
Wichita, KS 67208
Family and Divorce
University of Kansas School of Law
Family law matters are often difficult and so it is important to have people who can help you through it. Shawn Aldrich is an Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm and is licensed to practice law in Kansas. Shawn is from the Derby-Haysville area, just south of Wichita, and now represents clients out of our Wichita, Kansas office.

Shawn received his Bachelor of Arts from Wichita State University with a dual major in Philosophy and Sociology with a minor in Political Science. He then attended the University of Kansas School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor and was a...
Alan W. Rosenak
Claimed Lawyer ProfileResponsive Law
Overland Park, KS Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(913) 593-5264 Deer Creek Woods
7381 W. 133rd St., Ste. 218
Overland Park, KS 66213
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
Alan W. Rosenak, MA, JD has practiced family law and family law mediation since 1986.

Alan works closely with clients to identify their needs and interests in order to develop a unique approach to solving their family law matters. Alan works with each client to explore options, make informed choices and help build a bridge from problems to solutions.

Our Mission
Clients today are seeking solutions beyond litigation to resolve their legal disputes. These alternative processes — such as negotiation, mediation or the collaborative divorce method — emotionally protect children in the face of divorce, offer a greater sense of client...
Melissa D. Richards
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Junction City, KS Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(785) 762-2210 819
Junction City, KS 66441
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
Ms. Richards joined Weary Davis in January, 2015. While in law school Ms. Richards completed an externship with the Riley County Attorney’s Office. Ms. Richards began practicing in 2012 and has experience handling civil and criminal matters including domestic relations, bankruptcy, criminal defense, appellate practice, real estate, landlord/tenant, personal injury, and collections. Ms. Richards’ domestic relations experience includes; divorces involving members of the military, child custody, child support, paternity, Protection from Abuse, Protection from Stalking, the division of farm assets in divorce, step-parent adoption, post-divorce litigation and appellate practice.
Paul Shipp
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Manhattan, KS Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 723-6953 104 S. 4th Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
Family, Domestic Violence, Elder and Foreclosure Defense
Washburn University School of Law
Christopher J. Velez Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Garden City, KS Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(620) 277-3315 1021 Fleming St., Ste. A
Garden City, KS 67846
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Washburn University School of Law
Solo practitioner transplanted from the East Coast, striving to provide world-class legal services to the great people of Southwestern Kansas.
Myndee M Lee
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Overland Park, KS Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(913) 549-7039 PO Box 26054
Overland Park, KS 66225
Free ConsultationFamily and Business
Washburn University School of Law
If you are an individual needing assistance with a family law matter you want a lawyer who not only understands the process, but who is committed to your case. The business model I established for my practice allows me to accept domestic cases at a reasonable fixed cost. This provides affordability for my clients and it allows me to practice family law in a way that I find personally rewarding. My experience in this area expands more than a decade, and I have successfully represented clients at both the district and appellate court level.
Tony Potter
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Wichita, KS Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(316) 260-3120 345 N. Riverview, Ste. 120
Wichita, KS 67203
Family and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
I have practiced law in Kansas since 1995, and my primary area of focus is family law with emphasis on contested child custody proceedings. I have appeared in more than 50 different Kansas counties, and tried hundreds of cases to the Court. I have argued more than 30 appeals, and tried more than 20 jury trials.

I completed trial advocacy and appellate advocacy training with the United States Department of Justice, and the mediation training for the State of Kansas. I have helped more than 500 clients with divorces, custody matters, paternity matters and adoptions.
Linda Small
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Wichita, KS Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(316) 215-6179 727 N. Waco, Suite 550
Wichita, KS 67203
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Washburn University School of Law
Linda believes every client deserves her full attention in every case. It is important to her to make sure every client is well-informed on the legal issues they are facing and the legal options available to them. Whether the situation requires negotiations or representation in court, Linda is dedicated to a cost-effective approach to resolution while making sure the client receives quality representation.
Julia A. Leth-Perez
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Wichita, KS Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(316) 263-5601 1223 East First Street
Wichita, KS 67214
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Kansas School of Law
I began my criminal law career at the Miami County Attorney’s Office under Elizabeth Sweeney-Reeder. During my time as a prosecutor I worked in Juvenile, Domestic Violence, Misdemeanor Traffic, Misdemeanor Crimes, Field and Game, DUI, and Felony Failure to Register cases. This broad spectrum allowed me to gain great knowledge of criminal law. After leaving the County Attorney's Office in December of 2017, I then went to work for Cameron & Herrman, P.A, a very well-known firm in Wichita, Kansas. I work zealously to defend the rights of my clients in Criminal, Traffic, DUI, and Family Law.

Rand Simmons
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Emporia, KS Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(620) 340-0043 701 Commercial, Suite 200
Emporia, KS 66801
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
I am an experienced attorney who serves clients in all areas of family law, criminal, and traffic law. I have successfully helped thousands of people in family and criminal/traffic law cases. The Simmons Law Office serves clients in the Emporia, Kansas area and surrounding counties.
Gregory Allen Schwartz
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Hays, KS Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(785) 625-0024 1401 Main Street
Suite A
Hays, KS 67601
Family, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Washburn University School of Law
Attorney Gregory A. Schwartz is a native of Hays and lifelong Kansan, and is proud to be working and raising his family in the community where he himself grew up. After graduating from Washburn University School of Law in 2000, Greg returned to Hays to practice. His many practice areas include family law, criminal defense, and business and contract law. He enjoys getting to know his clients, developing an understanding of their legal concerns, and working with them to design a plan to achieve their goals. Greg's focus is on doing what will achieve the best possible outcome for...
James E. Benfer III
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Topeka, KS Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(785) 233-2362 1507 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612
Free ConsultationFamily and Personal Injury
Washburn University School of Law
Mr. Benfer was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1954, and admitted to the bar in 1982. He is licensed to practice in Kansas, Missouri, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas; the U.S. District Court for the District of Missouri; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Topeka, and Kansas Bar Associations; and the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Benfer's areas of practice cover all aspects of personal injury law, including wrongful death claims, car accidents, injuries caused by defective products, construction site accidents, and workers compensation...
Thomas McDowell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Wichita, KS Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(316) 269-0746 830 N Main St
Wichita, KS 67203
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
University of Tulsa College of Law
Eric Stucky
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Wichita, KS Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(316) 265-0650 1020 N. Main, Ste. A
Wichita, KS 67203
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washburn University
Eric Stucky is skilled at counseling clients and multi-tasking many projects simultaneously. He has previously worked as a legal aid attorney, where he handled family, juvenile, and criminal law cases. Eric has also worked in the Oil and Gas Industry, where he performed title research regarding mineral ownerships. Eric strives to foster lasting professional relationships with clients through clear and effective communication, compassionate understanding, and excellent representation.
Armand Shukaev
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Wichita, KS Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(855) 805-0595 Suite 407
Wichita, KS 67208
Family and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
Armand Shukaev is an Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC. He can assist clients with their divorce and family law needs from our Wichita, Kansas office in Sedgwick County.
Patrick Copley
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Olathe, KS Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
110 N. Cherry St
Suite 700
Olathe, KS 66061
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Kansas School of Law
Patrick Copley has extensive experience in civil litigation, including domestic litigation, business litigation, property disputes and personal injury. Patrick’s principal focus is helping clients with family law matters. Patrick is dedicated to providing his clients with exceptional support in cases involving child support, child custody, maintenance (or alimony), grandparent rights, guardianships, and paternity. Mr. Copley regularly gives presentations and writes articles related to emerging legal theories and trial techniques. These include; The (Non) Evolution of Logo Liability. Defense RI Newsletter, In Transit. Procuring Testimony from Consumer Product Safety Commission Employees. DRI Product Liability Committee Newsletter, Strictly Speaking. Vol. 1, Issue...
Dean Ryan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Garden City, KS Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(620) 275-9614 117 W Grant Ave
Garden City, KS 67846
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Washburn University School of Law
You can find a full bio on the website link below. Some basics include: Graduated with a J.D. (Juris Doctor) in 1981 from Washburn University School of Law. Served as a school board attorney, city attorney, district judge, municipal court judge, guardian ad litem and a prosecutor. I will personally handle your case and represent you in court using all my years of experience.
Mrs. Lisa M. Williams-McCallum
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Topeka, KS Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(785) 232-2011 1620 SW Washburn Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
Family
Washburn University School of Law
After nearly a decade long career as a classroom teacher, I decided to make a change and pursue a life-long dream of going to law school. I earned my law degree from Washburn University School of Law. As part of my studies, I earned a family law certificate for completing a concentrated course of study in family law issues. While attending law school I was a junior editor on the Family Law Quarterly, a scholarly publication for family law practitioners, and I served as a representative on the Washburn Student Bar Association. Additionally, I clerked for the Honorable Mary...
William Wright
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Garden City, KS Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(620) 260-9000 206 West Pine Street
Garden City, KS 67846
Family, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Kansas School of Law
William Wright handles legal matters in a general trial practice.
Steven D. Henry
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Overland Park, KS Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(913) 381-5020 9225 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 1150
Overland Park, KS 66210
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washburn University School of Law
Kenneth McRae
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Leawood, KS Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(913) 972-4765 11401 Ash Street
Leawood, KS 66211
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Kansas School of Law
Richard W. Martin, Jr.
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Olathe, KS Family Law Attorney
(913) 764-9700 130 North Cherry Street #201
Olathe, KS 66061
Family
University of Kansas School of Law
Attorney Richard W. Martin will be able to provide the legal support and representation you need if you have been injured in a personal injury accident, dealing with a family law matter, DUI offense and many other legal matters. He spends 90% of his legal practice is devoted to litigation. Call the firm to schedule a consultation with a member of our team today.
Mindy Reynolds
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Topeka, KS Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(785) 845-8444 505 SW Van Buren
Topeka, KS 66603
Family and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
The law firm of Mindy Reynolds is exclusively dedicated to family law. Mindy Reynolds has over twenty five years of legal experience with a solid reputation for helping Kansans achieve stable, workable, and cost effective solutions to their legal issues. Mindy Reynolds understands that family law deals with the most important and intimate aspects of her clients’ lives. Whether your case involves divorce, legal separation, annulment, child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, paternity, post-divorce matters, enforcement of court orders, or any other family law matters, Mindy Reynolds will guide you through the legal process to help...
Melissa Kelly
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial MediaResponsive Law
Lenexa, KS Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(913) 451-1119 11900 W. 87th Street Parkway, Suite 250
Lenexa, KS 66215
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washburn University School of Law
Melissa Kelly Schroeder is the sole practitioner of The Kelly Law Firm, L.L.C. and has been practicing law since 1995. In March of 2000 she founded The Kelly Law Firm in Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas with her primary focus being on family law matters. Attorney Melissa Kelly Schroeder is committed to providing clients with the highest quality and ethical representation, excelling at knowing when to utilize a conciliatory or more aggressive litigation approach to meet your objectives.
Michael E. Whitsitt
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Overland Park, KS Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(913) 283-8749 6405 Metcalf Ave.
Ste 507
Overland Park, KS 66202
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
As a practicing attorney since 1972, Michael E. Whitsitt has always served his clients professionally, with the highest degree of ethics and according to the best standards of legal practice. Mr. Whitsitt is highly respected and has extensive high-asset experience. For more than 40 years, he has been helping clients settle their legal problems, both in and out of court. "As an attorney facing a divorce I knew that a critical factor would be the attorney I chose to represent me. I needed someone that would vigilantly represent my interests while at the same time maintaining...
Elaine Reddick
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Wichita, KS Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(316) 265-7288 727 N. Waco
Suite 145
Wichita, KS 67203
Family
Washburn University School of Law
Elaine Reddick has over 20 years of experience in Family Law, including divorce, child custody and support, spousal support, paternity, and complex family law matters. Her practice is devoted to family law cases. To date, she has handled over 2,000 family law cases, including difficult custody and property division issues. The majority of her cases are referred by satisfied clients and other attorneys.
Joshua T. Mathews
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Leawood, KS Family Law Attorney
(913) 660-0664 4707 College Boulevard, Suite 107
Leawood, KS 66211
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
The Mathews Group, LC was founded by attorney Joshua T. Mathews. Mr. Mathews started his career as a Tax and Transactions attorney, but was quickly recruited into business and personal civil litigation. Mr. Mathews practices in areas from bankruptcy to federal criminal defense, (selected by the Department of Justice as a member of the CJA Panel). He opened The Mathews Group, LC because he fundamentally disagreed with many traditional legal practices, especially hourly billing, which in addition to creating a "blank check" for the attorney, dis-incentivized clients from communicating with their attorney about their legal issues. The Mathews...
Lauren Bavitz Fields
Claimed Lawyer Profile
(913) 451-9500 7500 College Blvd # 700
Overland Park, KS 66210
Overland Park, KS Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Family, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Kansas School of Law and Drake University
Lauren Bavitz Fields is an associate attorney at Roth Davies, LLC. Lauren has several years of experience in domestic litigation, with an emphasis on complex and contested divorce, paternity, custody, parenting time, child support disputes, and protection from abuse and protection from stalking matters. Lauren also works on traffic matters alongside the criminal defense team.

Lauren is passionate about her cases, which helps her connect with her clients, negotiate effectively, and reach settlements. Whether your case requires mediation, depositions, or trial, Lauren is a zealous advocate and will fight for you until the end.

Lauren is admitted to the...
Richard Abriam Samaniego
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Wichita, KS Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(316) 264-7321 301 N. Main St.
Suite 1300
Wichita, KS 67202
Family, Administrative, Divorce and Estate Planning
Washburn University School of Law
Richard A. Samaniego is a member at Gibson Watson Marino LLC. He is a civil litigation attorney with an emphasis on Family Law, Probate and Estate Planning.
Darren Patterson
Claimed Lawyer Profile
El Dorado, KS Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(316) 322-7700 120 S. Gordy, Ste 3
El Dorado, KS 67042
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
Adam Mauck
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Gardner, KS Family Law Attorney
(913) 856-2828 952 E Lincoln Ln
Gardner, KS 66030
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
University of Kansas School of Law
I began my career as a general civil litigator at a small, well respected Topeka law firm where I represented clients in real estate, business, personal injury, and contract litigation. In 2019, I joined Stockton & Stern, LLC as the firm's primary family law, real estate and bankruptcy attorney. I believe in a collaborative approach to divorce, family law and real estate since I know that every case has its unique challenges which don’t always fit into a “cookie cutter” solutions. I look for realistic and long-term solutions which will ultimately save clients time, money and stress. When negotiation...
Gary Denning
Claimed Lawyer Profile
SALINA, KS Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(785) 833-5450 200 S SANTA FE AVE STE 6
SALINA, KS 67401
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Kansas
Gary Denning has practiced law in Central Kansas for over 30 years. He has lived in Salina since graduating from Salina Central. His legal education was at The University of Kansas.

Gary has taken a leadership role in the Salina community, having been elected to the Salina USD 305 School Board 4 times. He has also been on the governing boards of Ashby House, DVACK, and the Salina Parks and Recreation Commission.

In addition to representing the parties to divorce and custody cases, he has also represented children as Guardian Ad Litem in dozens of Central Kansas cases.
Colton Eikenberry
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Hays, KS Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(785) 422-2177 PO Box 707
Hays, KS 67601
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
Colton graduated from Kansas State University (1993) with BS in History. He then attended Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, KS and earned a Juris Doctorate (1996). After graduation, Colton moved to Scott City, KS where he opened a solo practice and remained until 2017 serving the counties of Scott, Lane, Wichita, Finney, Wallace, Greeley, Kearney, Logan, Thomas, Grant, Ford, Ness and Gove. He has also served on the Bench as the City Judge in Scott City for 10 years. In 2017, Colton began his practice in Hays. KS serving the entire Western half of Kansas. He remains...
Melanie J Branham
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Overland Park, KS Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(913) 648-5793 P.O. Box 11567
Overland Park, KS 66207
Family, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Western New England University School of Law and University of Kansas School of Law
Jeffrey Lowe
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Wichita, KS Family Law Lawyer
(316) 264-9137 200 West Douglas, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67202
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Jeffrey N. Lowe is an attorney with and a member of Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson, L.C. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Washburn University School of Law and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.B.A. from Southwestern College. Professionally, Jeff is a member of the American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association including several sub-committees, Kansas Association for Justice, and is a fellow of the Wesley E. Brown Inn at the Court, as well as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is licensed to practice law in the Kansas...
Joseph C Baca
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Wellington, KS Family Law Lawyer
(620) 440-1449 204 East Lincoln
Suite 102
Wellington, KS 67152
Family, Collections, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Kansas
Joseph Baca is a licensed Kansas attorney primarily serving clients in Sumner County, Kingman County, and Harper County. He is a former prosecuting attorney and has also served as prior legal counsel for various credit and lending agencies performing mortgage foreclosures and financial collection actions. These legal positions have afforded him experience from the initiation of a case through jury trial. Joseph has an extensive history in Kansas legal practice. His experience in prosecution has given him unique insight into providing clients with a better understanding of the criminal proceedings in which they take part, as well as in the...
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.