What is a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS)?

Since 1987, Nancy Stassinopoulos has been certified by as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. This designation is reserved for attorneys who have met the qualifications established by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and demonstrated exceptional competence in family law by taking advanced training, by passing a two-day written examination and by submitting to review by their peers. Certified Family Law Specialists are required to take continuing legal education in family law, and to be recertified every five years. While there are more than 10,000 attorneys in San Diego County, only a few hundred are Certified Family Law Specialists.

Certified Family Law Specialists are required to have a broad range of knowledge in many areas of family law, including dissolution of marriage (divorce), annulment, property division, pension and retirement division, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, taxation, prenuptial agreements, and procedure for the litigation and settlement of cases. They are trained to advise clients with complex issues related to the identification and division of community property, preserving clients’ separate property interests in gifts and inheritances, breaches of fiduciary duty, and establishing proper levels of support.

Nancy Stassinopoulos is a long-time member of the Association of California Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), and of the San Diego Family Law Bar Association (formerly the San Diego County Certified Family Law Specialists Committee). Both of these organizations sponsor educational programs designed to further the practice of family law, and the knowledge and skills of their members. She is also a member of the California State Bar Family Law Section, and has served on the Family Law Section Executive Committee (FLEXCOM), which is responsible for reviewing and proposing legislation.

If you are considering a divorce, or if you have a child custody or child support case, you should have a consultation with an experienced Certified Family Law Specialist such as Nancy Stassinopoulos. Call 619-688-6505 now to schedule your consultation.