If you are starting the divorce process in North Texas it is important to obtain a board certified family lawyer for your case. According to the Holmes and Rahe stress scale, going through a divorce is rated the second most stressful event in people's lives. You don't want to add, " Is my lawyer qualified?" to your list of things to worry about if you find yourself going through a divorce. Board certification is one way to make sure your lawyer is qualified to help you get through this process in the best possible way. What does Texas Board Certified in family law mean? The Texas Board of Legal Specialization states, " Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law." There are more than 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,350 are Board Certified. According to the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, only 900 are certified in family law. The requirements for being Board Certified in family law in Texas are stringent. You must have practiced law already for five years and with a minimum of three years within the area you are seeking board certification in. A lawyer must pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges first and then take and pass a six-hour written certification exam. In addition, the attorney must continue ongoing involvement in their specialty area and attend Texas Board of Legal Specialization approved legal education courses. The learning is ongoing throughout the career as a lawyer to remain Board Certified.
Why Should Getting a Board Certified Divorce Attorney Matter to You?
An attorney who is Texas Board Certified in family law, like all the lawyers of Puhl Law Group, P.C., has and intimate knowledge and advanced experience in all areas of family law. A Board Certified family law attorney has a greater level of experience in the field, is known by other lawyers and judges in the industry and can provide better legal results due to their knowledge and expertise.
What are some of the most common areas of family law that the Puhl Law Group, P.C. provide their Board Certified expertise on a day-to-day basis?
- Divorce - Alimony and spousal support - Division of marital property - Division of high-net-worth estates in divorce - Complex property issues - Asset tracing and preserving separate property in divorce - Complicated child custody cases - Dealing with mental health experts in child custody matters - Mediation - Adoption and guardianship - Child abuse and neglect - Preparation of premarital and post marital agreements - Enforcing premarital post marital agreements - Defending against premarital and post marital agreements We are here to serve you and will take excellent care of you during this difficult time in your life, whether that requires aggressive litigation, mediation or alternative dispute resolution.