Child Support Lawyer Job Description and Profile

The job of Child Support Lawyer entails performing a variety of civil litigation tasks in the area of child support as well as paternity and other related duties and tasks as required.  The child support lawyer is responsible in overseeing all cases of child support filed in the Department of the Child Support Services. He receives orientation and training and child support issues as well as that in paternity.

Duties and Specifications

  • Provides advice to department staff, parents, either custodial or non-custodial as well as witnesses on legal issues that are involved in civil paternity and support actions.
  • Interprets and applies child support laws, court decisions, local and federal regulations and other legal rules and regulations to be used in preparing for child support cases.
  • Prepares to meet legal pleadings such as answers, complaints, demurrers, motions, discovery, judgments and orders which are required for trials, hearings and other various legal proceedings
  • Creates and prepares all reports and correspondences which maintaining accurate case records.
  • Litigates all incoming support and paternity on trials held in civil court and at motion hearings on family law.

Duties and Specifications

  • Ability to learn all criminal and civil codes and regulations that pertain to family law.
  • Be able to perform all forms of legal research.
  • Can Analyze and apply varied legal principles, evidence, facts and precedents to any family legal problems.
  • Must present all statements of facts, arguments and law in a clear, forceful and logical manner, in both oral and written format.
  • Be able to negotiate all forms of settlements.
  • Able to ensure and maintain full confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Can manage any assigned caseload.
  • Adept at operating personal computers and the use of various computer applications that is used by the department.
  • Be able to establish and maintain work relationships with the people involved in the course of work.

Education and Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor Degree.
  • Must be an active member of the Bar of his State.