How To Get Into Family Law

Have you ever been interested in studying family law? This page will tell you what you need to know about this intriguing area of law, such as an idea of what the start of your career would look like if you chose to study family law, what a typical day would look like for a family solicitor, and the qualities of an excellent family lawyer.


What is Family Law?

Before we get stuck in, it is important to understand what family law is if being a family solicitor is a future prospect for you. Family law is a branch of legal practice focused on the issues that affect families, such as divorce, child arrangements, prenuptial and post nuptial agreements and resolving finances on divorce. 

In family law courts, parties are able to resolve disputes related to marriage, civil unions and other matters relating to children and family-related issues.

Additionally, depending on the jurisdiction in which they practice, family lawyers may also provide assistance with prenuptial agreements or property division during divorce proceedings.


How To Become A Family Lawyer?

Becoming a family lawyer requires specialized training and legal experience. Depending on the jurisdiction, you may need to complete an undergraduate degree, law school and pass the Legal Practice Course in order to practice as a Solicitor. 

You will also need to take continuing education courses throughout your career and become a member of The Law Society. In most cases, it can take several years after passing the Legal Practice Course until you are ready to specialize in family law.


Tips If You Are Looking Into Family Law As A Future Career Path

The best way to break into the family law industry is to get as much experience as possible. Knowing the intricacies of various areas including divorce, child arrangements, resolving finances on divorce are essential to effectively representing your clients. 

Additionally working with other more experienced lawyers is the perfect gateway to observe their court strategies and tactics first-hand. This kind of experience is invaluable in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful in the field. To find opportunities to work with professional family solicitors you could try volunteering at a citizen’s advice bureau or gaining Paralegal experience at a Law firm.

Taking on pro bono cases or volunteering with organizations on related matters can provide a well-rounded educational experience that will give you an understanding of the legal complexities of family law.


What Does A Typical Day Look Like For A Family Lawyer

A typical day for a family lawyer would involve spending the morning reading and researching client matters, followed by meeting clients in the afternoon. During the course of the day, it is likely that several conversations with both clients and other lawyers would take place as well. 

The lawyer may also attend court hearings or review case documents and discuss legal matters with their colleagues. In addition to this, a family lawyer would also need to keep up with legal changes, stay in touch with industry contacts, and build relationships with current and potential clients.


Solicitors That Specialise In Family Law

MHHP Law provides an initial informative half-hour consultation with one of the family lawyers at only £60 plus VAT. If you are looking for advice relating to divorce, child arrangements,  pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements, and resolving finances on divorce. our expert team can help you handle these issues.For more information on how we help clients navigate family issues look to our family law page. Contact Tayo Taylor for more information