What is a Certified Family Law Specialist?

When it comes to legal proceedings involving your family, you want to make sure that you work with a San Luis Obispo family law expert. Plenty of lawyers practice family law but a certified family law specialist will carry prestigious credentials from your state’s bar association to prove that they are actually an expert.

At Hosford & Hosford, one of our co-founders, Valerie Ryall Hosford, is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. So what exactly does that mean? Take a look below and then give us a call here at Hosford & Hosford to talk with our talented and compassionate family law specialist.

San Luis Obispo Family Law Specialist

In order to achieve the title of Certified Family Law specialist, an attorney must complete a series of intense requirements.

  • Pass a written exam.
  • Spend 25% of the last 5 years practicing that type of law.
  • Be an active participant in the State Bar.
  • Demonstrate a very high level of expertise in the area of certification.
  • Complete a minimum of 45 hours of continued education in the area of certification.
  • Have a good standing with their peers and judges.

For a Certified Family Law Specialists in particular, they have to prove they have a high level of experience and achievement in legal matters like child custody, familial support, and asset/property division. That’s why, when it comes to finding a good San Luis Obispo family law attorney, it’s a great idea to trust a Certified Family Law Specialist. You want to get the best possible outcome for your situation and we here at Hosford & Hosford would love to help make that happen. Give us a call today to talk with us about any questions you have.