Certified Family Law Specialists

What is a Certified Family Law Specialist?

The State Bar of California defines one as follows: “California attorneys who are certified as specialists have taken and passed a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrated a high level of experience in the specialty field, fulfilled ongoing education requirements and been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.”

As you can see, attaining the professional level of a Certified Family Law Specialist requires an attorney to do more than just practice law in their field.  One who wishes to become a Certified Family Law Specialist must go beyond standard licensing requirements. A Certified Family Law Specialist has demonstrated an exceptionally high level in the practice of Family Law which has been confirmed by others who practice against them and by those who decide the outcomes of family law cases, and the ones whose opinion are most important, family law judges. 


Should I hire a Certified Family Law Specialist?

A party seeking representation in a family law/divorce matter should certainly consult with a Certified Family Law Specialist.  A family law/divorce matter most frequently involves child custody and visitation, and child support, issues of significant importance that a party should only want to trust to an attorney who practices at exceptionally high levels.  The issue of spousal support, both in marriages of short duration or long term marriages, can involve more than just the facts and the law, but how they are presented at settlement or a trial.  Division of property, including those involving businesses and/or complex assets, require an expertise that not all family law attorneys possess.  Having an experienced litigator like a Certified Family Law Specialist presenting your case and preparing you for court will provide you with the comfort that you are in capable hands and ease the fear that a party may feel during the divorce process.   


Ronald R. Rios and Christi Rios are both Certified Family Law Specialist, solely practicing family law and limiting their practice to Orange County, California.  We are currently accepting new clients and you can schedule a consultation by contacting Rios & Rios, LLP.