Family Lawyer

Empowering families with legal knowledge and solutions.


Family law is a branch of law that specialises in problems involving family ties including marriage, adoption, divorce, child custody, among others. In family court hearings or other related negotiations, family law attorneys can represent clients. They can also draft crucial legal documents like property agreements or court petitions. Legal disputes that develop between members of the same family are overseen and settled by family lawyers. 

The ideal candidate for this position will be an excellent communicator with strong negotiating and debating skills. They ought to be qualified to practise law and capable of managing numerous clients. If there is a family dispute, clients may even hire them to represent them in court.  They organise and keep track of all the official paperwork required to file lawsuits as well as oversee and direct mediation sessions. The assistance of family lawyers and staff is used to prepare each case that is heard in court.


For Bachelor’s

  • Students must apply for law entrance exams like the CLAT, LSAT, etcetera after finishing high school. 
  • They are eligible to take admission in LLB, BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB or BSc LLB programmes depending on their entrance exam results. 
  • After receiving their degree, they can apply for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) and pass it to begin practising law. 

For Masters

A seeker must meet one of two requirements to be eligible for an LLM in family law: they must have either a 3-year LLB or a 5-year integrated law degree with a graduation average of 55%.

Job Roles

The main objective of studying family law rules and regulations is to give students in-depth knowledge and to improve their ability to deal with family disputes. The study of family law offers a variety of job profiles to carry out such a task. 

  • Family Law Professor
  • Family Advocate
  • Family Law Advisor 
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Divorce Expert Lawyer

Employment Sector Jobs

The leading companies that employ family lawyers belong to the below-mentioned employment sectors or industries: 

  • Law Firms 
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Government Firms or Public Departments

Top Recruiters

There are many businesses that hire family lawyers to provide legal services and justice to family members in need. The following are the top companies looking for family lawyers:

  • PathLegal
  • Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice
  • Family Courts
  • S S Global Law Firm
  • Taneja Law Office
  • Divorce Lawyers


The salary of a family lawyer in India varies depending on factors such as the size, type of organisation they work for, their level of experience and their location.


Entry-level Family lawyers

Approx 2 lakhs to 5 lakhs per year

Senior Family lawyers

Approx 5 lakhs - 20 lakhs per annum

Top-level Family lawyers

Approx 20 lakhs - 50 lakhs per annum


The scope of a family lawyer encompasses a wide range of legal services related to family law. Some of the areas that a family lawyer may specialise in include: 

  • Divorce and separation proceedings 
  • Child custody and support disputes 
  • Adoption proceedings 
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements 
  • Domestic violence and abuse cases 
  • Property and financial disputes 
  • Guardianship and conservatorship proceedings 
  • Spousal support and alimony 
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution 
  • Estate planning and probate. 

The ultimate goal of a family lawyer is to help clients navigate the legal process and achieve a fair and just resolution to their family law matter.


The benefits of a family law study include: 

  • A family lawyer has specialised knowledge of the laws and regulations related to family law and can provide expert guidance and representation in family law matters. 
  • The individual can represent their client in court proceedings, negotiations, advocating for their rights and best interests. 
  • You can provide legal guidance and advice on the best course of action in a family law matter, helping clients make informed decisions. 
  • By hiring a family lawyer, clients can have peace of mind knowing that their legal matter is being handled by a professional who has their best interests in mind.
  • You will be specialised in assisting clients to resolve the disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, helping to avoid costly and time-consuming court proceedings. 
  • A family lawyer can help clients understand and protect their legal rights and interests in a family law matter, ensuring that they receive a fair and just outcome. 
  • Hiring a family lawyer can save clients time and reduce the stress associated with navigating the legal process on their own.


The drawbacks of being a family lawyer includes: 

  • The job description calls for a lot of stress, which could increase occupational risks.
  • It might frequently become emotionally draining.
  • The field of family law is one with intense competition.
  • Most of the time, clients might not be willing to pay enough for a family lawyer.