Are female divorce lawyers better or disadvantage in the implementation of family law?
Late singer, performer and soul icon James Brown, coined the phrase “This is the world of man.” In many aspects of women continue to push to overcome professional and social restrictions of centuries of male dominated legal profession. Many female lawyers have found success and longevity in the field of family law. People tend to forget that divorce and family law issues, unlike other legal cases usually involve male-female differences.
some time ago told to hire a divorce lawyer, a female acquaintance of mine, who experienced a recent divorce, mentioned that she wanted male attorneys. She said she chose her lawyer because she felt, “he had a sense of pride and no nonsense look.” She continued to explain that, in her opinion, most female divorce lawyers do not have the aggressive instinct. In my mind, I began to ask how many had a similar thought process and the image of women divorce attorneys.
here are two reasons why I believe that women practicing family law may be at an advantage.
1) Nature – On average, women spend more time discussing and thinking about family issues and relationships than men do. In other words, we know the family and relationships. It’s in our DNA. Women, by nature, tend to be more interested in relationships and their results but they are. This translates into success in communicating and dealing with the law of our family and divorce customer
2) Aggression -. The female divorce lawyers tend to have more “take no prisoners” approach to family law. Some may think it is because we have a chip on our shoulder, or we’re trying to prove ourselves in male dominated profession. Those assumptions are simply false. True, women have a strong desire to be “right.” Some more of a challenge to my having come from opposing female advice. My husband, a school administrator, always chooses to intervene in a fight between two men against two women. His reasoning being, “female fights can be brutal.”
I’m sure the misguided belief held by my acquaintances are not uncommon. The choir sang James Brown, “It is a man’s World”, the singer draws listeners to the conclusion that the world of this man “would be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.” What would practice family law without female lawyers?