3 Important Qualifications a Family Law Attorney Should Possess

Legal matters involving your family, children, or spouse can be some of the most important and trying times of your life. Finding the right San Luis Obispo family law attorney can really make the difference in how painless the experience is. But how do you choose the right attorney? There are a few different qualifications that you should look for in your family law attorney and we’ve discussed a few of them below. Give us a call here at Hosford & Hosford if you have any questions or if you’re interested in setting up consultation with us.


One of the first things you should look for is an attorney that is located in your area. Not only is this convenient for consultations and meetings, but it also means that your lawyer may know the clerks and judges of the courts where you legal proceedings will take place. This is a huge advantage and can go a long way in streamlining the process and making it as successful as possible.

Certified Family Law Specialist

Lawyers can say they have experience in family law all they want but having the certifications with the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization is the best way to prove it. Our co-founder, Valerie Ryall Hosford, is a Certified Family Law Specialist and is one of fewer than 10 certified specialist in our area.

Put Family First

No matter what sort of terms you are on with your partner or spouse, having a San Luis Obispo family law attorney that is compassionate and reasonable can help make negotiations so much easier. While you do want your lawyer to fight for what you want, being too strict can sometimes do more harm than good.

At Hosford & Hosford we always stay focused on our clients’ families and offer solution-oriented options. We know how stressful and painful these types of ordeals can be and we always work hard to make the process smooth and efficient. Give us a call if you have any questions or if you’d like to set up a consultation.