Lawyers that specialize in family law work with individuals and couples to use the legal system to settle family matters. Their work can entail representing divorced parents as they fight for custody of their children or overseeing the legalities of an adoption for couples who want a child. You might need their services someday if you have children, which is why you need to know how to find a family law lawyer.

Things You Will Need

Phone Book

Step 1

Flip through the phone book. Most lawyers advertise their services in the yellow pages of your local phone book under attorneys. Often they are broken out into the different types of law they practice including family law.

Step 2

Perform an online search. Google is just one of the many search engines you can use to find a family law lawyer in your area. In addition you can use particular law sites such as Lawyers, which allows you to put in your location and the type of lawyer you need.

Step 3

Check out the American Bar Association online. Family law lawyers are associated with the bar just as other types of lawyers, which is why the American Bar Association's website can be a great place to find one. They have a directory lookup that allows you to enter your location and the lawyer specialty you need. In addition you can do an even more in-depth search to narrow the field down by the number of years they've been in practice as well as the languages they speak.


Tips & Warnings

Many family law lawyers will offer a free consultation that you can take advantage of to learn how strong your case is and what the lawyer can do for you.