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Guidelines for Article Submissions

Family Lawyer Magazine’s reputation is built on providing high-quality content from a wide range of top professionals.

We invite submissions from family law attorneys, judges, mediators, financial analysts, business and custody evaluators, therapists, relevant technology and software experts, and other divorce professionals. Your content can be in the form of an article, podcast, video, or even infographic.

Your submission may be considered for publication in the printed Family Lawyer Magazine, depending upon our editorial needs. We will contact you if this is the case.

All articles/proposals should be geared towards your fellow professionalsnot towards divorcing people. As such, you are encouraged to address relatively advanced and/or niche topics; you should assume readers have a solid grasp of family law basics, and some have been practicing for many years. Our readers include 34,000+ family lawyers, judges, divorce mediators and arbitrators, accountants, business valuators, and CDFA professionals.

10 Rules for Submitting a Proposal or Article to Family Lawyer Magazine

  1. Your article should be about 1,200 words in length; minimum 600 words and maximum 2,500 words.
  2. Your article must be relevant to family lawyers and other professionals working in the family law/divorce arena.  See below for suggested topics.
  3. The content should be clear, easy to read, and ready for publishing.
  4. Your article cannot be an advertisement for your service or product.
  5. Your article must be original and not previously published on the Internet.
  6. You must agree not to publish this article anywhere else – with the exception of your own blog or website. If the article has already been posted on your own blog or website, please add a line to the end of your article stating where it originally appeared; e.g., “A version of this article originally appeared on www.My Blog.com
  7. We reserve the right to edit articles and author credit for content, house style, length, and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
  8. In the event your article is published, you will receive attribution in the form of a “byline” and an “author credit” (max. 50 words) with a link to your website at the end of the article.
  9. Once published, FamilyLawyerMagazine.com reserves the right to keep the content on the website indefinitely.
  10. You acknowledge and agree that you are not submitting content with the expectation of any payment/royalties.

Suggested Topics for Article Submissions

We welcome content that can help family lawyers attract quality clients (and offer better service to those clients), manage their practices more efficiently, learn about financial tips and traps, and discover new technology and trends.

Tax & Financial Matters

  • High-net-worth divorce and tax
  • Divorcing an entrepreneur
  • The financial issues of a grey divorce
  • QDROs
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Business valuation issues
  • How the new tax law will affect your clients – past, present, and future

Technology

  • Best apps/software/technology for lawyers
  • Best apps/software/technology for your clients
  • Keeping up with the latest technology
  • How gathering friendly data can help shape client decisions
  • The application of analytics in the practice of family law
  • Online dispute resolution – coming soon to a law firm near you
  • How AI (Artificial Intelligence) will impact your practice

Legal Issues

  • Substance abuse and divorce
  • Social media and divorce
  • Domestic violence and divorce
  • Reforming the family law system
  • Military divorce
  • ADR pros and cons in a family law practice

Practice Management

  • Tips for family lawyers
  • Billing more efficiently
  • Running your firm efficiently
  • What are you outsourcing now?
  • Do you have an exit strategy for your retirement?

Marketing Tips and Strategies

Client Relations

  • How to handle the most difficult kinds of clients
  • How to listen to your clients
  • How to present complex or difficult information to your clients without shutting down their brains
  • Über personalization of intake forms
  • Behavior analysis and family law
  • Why making your clients feel good is as important as winning their case

Health & Well-Being

  • How to manage stress in a stressful profession
  • How to “chill out” without slowing down
  • Can you improve your health without changing your life?
  • Advice from a senior lawyer to their 20-something self

Send a short article proposal to editors@FamilyLawyerMagazine.com. If you have never written for us before, please attach your CV or a link to your online CV or fill out the form below.

NOTE: We do not guarantee publication of any submission, and all are subject to approval and editing. Articles accepted for posting on this website will also be considered for publication in the print edition of Family Lawyer Magazine.

Please take a moment to fill out this short form and click “submit” to send it straight to our Editors.
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