This is not your father’s family practice—divorce, separation agreements, child custody and support. The principal reason why this practice area has both expanded and changed so dramatically is because it mirrors the massive changes in the American family which, today, bears little resemblance to the 1950s’ Father Knows Best mythological ideal of WASPy Jim and Margaret Anderson, Kathy, Bud, Princess and the family dog.
Last week’s LawCareers blog aggregated what the “experts” have identified as the hottest law practice areas in 2014, followed by my critique of what they said. Most of what the experts identified consisted of the “low-hanging fruit.” Now it’s time to bring in the top hot practice areas that the experts missed. This blog will present a quick overview of these practice areas, with more “drill-down” and detail to follow in successive blogs.