What it means to be a Board-Certified family law Specialist in Texas
Denton, TX Family Law Attorney David S. Bouschor, II talks about what it means to be Board Certified in Texas as a Family Law Specialist.
Phone: (940) 323-1300
When you are a board-certified family law specialist in Texas, you have taken a test and you know the family law. Now, knowing the family law is not only just being able to read the statute but having the experience to handle cases that are difficult because of property issues, because of child issues, or because of even jurisdictional issues if you’re trying to bring a case in from out of state. If you are licensed to be an attorney in Texas, you can practice family law, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve got the experience to handle difficult cases or unusual cases efficiently.
Now, the board certification process actually states that before you even sit for the test, you have to have at least five years experience in family law. You have to meet other criteria such as appeals and other family-law centered issues that allow you to actually sit for the test to begin with. Most people are out practicing five to ten years before they’ve met all those requirements. And then you sit for a test which is as complicated or more complicated as the state bar exam, but it’s centered on family law and the family law statute.