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What is a Family Paralegal

What is a Family Paralegal

 

What is a Family Paralegal

Family Paralegal

A Family Paralegal assists family law lawyers in preparing and progressing cases involving public and private children matters, divorce and financial remedy applications. The successful candidate is likely to have held a paralegal position previously and experience in family law. Paralegals who specialize in family law understand the tradeoffs and enjoy the challenges. Roughly 50 percent chance of the average marriage ending in divorce, family law practices don’t have to worry about going out of business any time soon. Family law often involves emotionally charged issues such as child custody, child support and division of assets. There is constant need for Family Paralegals.

People Skills Are Essential for Family Paralegals

Family Paralegals are in face-to-face contact with clients, witnesses, guardians, and social workers. Maintaining effective communication with clients is a major responsibility of the Family Paralegal. Listening skills and taking accurate notes is important. Family Paralegals serve as a buffer in tense situations to convey information and requests between clients and the family law lawyer. Family Paralegals investigate the income, expenses, assets, and lifestyles of one or both parties. This discovery process includes asking questions and collecting, organizing, and delivery documents necessary for the case.

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