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Marital & Family Law Certification

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Definition

“Marital and family law” is the practice of law dealing with legal problems arising from the family relationship of husband and wife and parent and child, including civil controversies arising from those relationships. In addition to actual pretrial and trial process, ‘marital and family law’ includes evaluating, handling, and resolving such controversies prior to and during the institution of suit and postjudgment proceedings. The practice of marital and family law in the state of Florida is generally unique in that decisional, statutory, and procedural laws are specific to this state.

Thinking of Becoming Board Certified?

Review a summary of the requirements.


Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

All applicants for board certification or recertification should carefully read the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar (Rules) and be sure you have met each of the requirements prior to filing your application.  Unless the Rules provide for a waiver of a specific requirement, each of the requirements must be met by the dates indicated in the rule.  There is a link to the Rules located below on this page.

Currently Certified?  Recertification Information for 2019:

If you were originally certified in 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, or 2014 you are due to file your recertification application in 2019.  The application for recertification must be postmarked by May 31, 2019.  All requirements for recertification are to be completed by this date unless you submit a recertification file extension request.

Get Certified – Seeking Certification

The initial applications for certification will be available June 1, 2019.

The filing period opens July 1, 2019.  Applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2019.  You must apply in this filing period to be considered for eligibility for the 2020 exam.  Carefully read the rules for initial certification to determine if you will meet the requirements.

 


Resources

Exam Specifications

Exam Information

Sample Exam Questions

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Marital & Family Law Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-6

Marital & Family Law Standing Committee Policies

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Marital & Family Law Committee members

Marital & Family Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:

Blaire Bisbee
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-5805
[email protected]

Marital & Family Law Certification Field Established 1985