Family law is a legal practice area that focuses on issues involving family relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody, among others. ... Some family law attorneys even specialize in adoption, paternity, emancipation, or other matters not usually related to divorce.
An estate lawyer is a bar certified attorney who specializes in estate planning and assists clients in drafting and implementing legal documents, including wills and trusts. Estate law is closely related to family law, since lawyers often must work with related individuals who are involved with an estate.
Criminal defense lawyers are typically defending people with misdemeanor or felony charges. A criminal defense lawyer will usually discuss potential plea bargains with the prosecuting attorney, as an alternative to exercising the defendant's trial right and other rights.