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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Family Law and Divorce Lawyers and Attorneys industry assist their clients in divorce, child support, child custody and other areas of family law cases. Participants in this industry typically consist of small firms or sole practitioners. Industry growth has been modest over the five years to 2016, as divorce rates have experienced an overall decline over the period. The overall performance of the economy and an anticipated increase in disposable income, as well as an influx of new laws and regulations, will aid revenue growth over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    This industry has a low level of capital intensity, with firms spending $0.02 on capital for every dollar spent on labor. The high labor-intensive industry requires highly skilled lawyers, who are educated and knowledgeable in the practice of law. These specialized employees with expensive degrees from law schools must also stay updated on any changes created by acts of family and custodial legislation. Depending on the size of the firms, a strong support staff may be necessary for researching, filing and documenting duties.

    The level of technological change in the industry is low, with most of the change coming from the use of computer systems, legal databases and specialized software packages. Som..

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    Additional Insights for the Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Industry are

  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Experienced work force
  • Having a high prior success rate
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    Industry Products

    What is the Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Industry?

    This industry comprises legal practitioners (i.e. lawyers or attorneys) that specialize in family law.

    Industry Products
    Divorce and related issues
    Child support
    Child custody, visitation and move-away cases
    Other cases
    Industry Activities
    Providing family law services
    Providing divorce law services
    Providing child support law services
    Providing child custody, visitation and move-away law services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Divorce rate
  • Poverty rate
  • National unemployment rate
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand patterns
  • Growing external competition
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand rising
  • Industry competition
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Computer Stores
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing
  • Office Supply Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Divorce and related issues
  • Child support
  • Child custody, visitation and move-away cases
  • Other cases
  • Chart: Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demographic factors
  • Economic factors
  • Technological factors

  • Major Markets
  • Individuals aged 25 to 34
  • Individuals aged 35 to 44
  • Individuals aged 44 to 55
  • Individuals aged 18 to 24
  • Individuals aged 56 and over
  • Individuals under the age of 18
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Industry profit
  • Wages and purchases
  • Rent and Utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Divorce Rate (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Legal Permanent Residents
  • People who have been granted lawful permanent residence in the United States.
  • Pro Bono
  • Professional work that is undertaken voluntarily and without payment.
  • Statutory Law
  • Written law set by a legislature, which differs from oral or customary law.
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