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  • Location:
    Denton, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation Arbitration
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    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Winter Park, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Real Estate Law Family Law
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    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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    Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Arbitration Family Law
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    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Smithfield, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Media, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law
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  • Location:
    Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Lakewood, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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    Franklin, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Family Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law
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  • Location:
    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Old Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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Harold Bluestein was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Harold Bluestein

Bluestein and Wayne, P.A.
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Springfield, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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Michael P. Boulette was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Michael P. Boulette

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Denton, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Denton, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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RoseAnn C. Branda was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

RoseAnn C. Branda

Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP
  • Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Arbitration Family Law
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  • Location:
    White Plains, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Family Law
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  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Everett, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Torrance, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Old Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Family Law
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Barbara A. Burr was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Barbara A. Burr

Burr Law Firm, PLLC
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Akron, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Administrative / Regulatory Law Family Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Arbitration Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Summit, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Arbitration Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Summit, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Garden City, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Tacoma, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Broomfield, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    White Plains, New York Pearl River, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Plano, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Family Law Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Commercial Litigation Family Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Plano, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, District of Columbia Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Newport Beach, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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Thomas M. Cusick was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Thomas M. Cusick

Blankingship & Keith, PC
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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Nick Cutrera was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Nick Cutrera

Law Offices of Nick A. Cutrera, LLC
  • Location:
    Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Westlake, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law

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Practice Area Definition

Family Law Definition

Family law is a specialized practice area dealing with issues arising from domestic relationships of all kinds, including marriage, domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other family structures, both traditional and non-traditional. Dissolution of these relationships through divorce or separation gives rise to matters most commonly handled by family law practitioners, notably child custody and visitation, the division of assets and liabilities between the parties, and spousal alimony and child support. Other and often related aspects of a family law practice include domestic violence, paternity, annulment, adoption, surrogacy, child abduction (domestic and international), termination of parental rights, and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. The statutes and case law of individual states determine most domestic matters, although there are also uniform laws adopted by all of the states, as well as international treaties that relate to parentage, child custody, parental abduction, and child support enforcement.

Many financial aspects of family law are highly complex. Family attorneys must have proficiency in other areas of law that impact these financial issues and a roster of outside experts to assist them when necessary. Knowledge of tax law as it pertains to alimony, support, asset allocation, filing status, and dependency exemptions is essential. Familiarity with accounting principles, financial statements and balance sheets, retirement plans, asset (including business) valuation, health insurance following divorce, the effect of bankruptcy, wills and trusts, and real estate also is important.

The psychological aspects of family law are also highly complex. Dealing with families in conflict, often emotional and highly charged, requires special sensitivity and a broad array of skills. A good family lawyer must have, in addition to substantive knowledge, the ability to listen, to counsel, to investigate, to negotiate, to plan, to draft, to defuse conflict, to advocate and, when necessary, to litigate. Recognizing that out-of-court settlements are vastly preferable for their clients, and with the growing burden on court dockets, an increasing number of practitioners are using (and becoming trained in) alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and private judging.

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Family law is a specialized practice area dealing with issues arising from domestic relationships of all kinds, including marriage, domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other family structures, both traditional and non-traditional. Dissolution of these relationships through divorce or separation gives rise to matters most commonly handled by family law practitioners, notably child custody and visitation, the division of assets and liabilities between the parties, and spousal alimony and child support. Other and often related aspects of a family law practice include domestic violence, paternity, annulment, adoption, surrogacy, child abduction (domestic and international), termination of parental rights, and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. The statutes and case law of individual states determine most domestic matters, although there are also uniform laws adopted by all of the states, as well as international treaties that relate to parentage, child custody, parental abduction, and child support enforcement.

Many financial aspects of family law are highly complex. Family attorneys must have proficiency in other areas of law that impact these financial issues and a roster of outside experts to assist them when necessary. Knowledge of tax law as it pertains to alimony, support, asset allocation, filing status, and dependency exemptions is essential. Familiarity with accounting principles, financial statements and balance sheets, retirement plans, asset (including business) valuation, health insurance following divorce, the effect of bankruptcy, wills and trusts, and real estate also is important.

The psychological aspects of family law are also highly complex. Dealing with families in conflict, often emotional and highly charged, requires special sensitivity and a broad array of skills. A good family lawyer must have, in addition to substantive knowledge, the ability to listen, to counsel, to investigate, to negotiate, to plan, to draft, to defuse conflict, to advocate and, when necessary, to litigate. Recognizing that out-of-court settlements are vastly preferable for their clients, and with the growing burden on court dockets, an increasing number of practitioners are using (and becoming trained in) alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and private judging.