A family law attorney’s salary is very much dependent on his or her experience. The more the experience the lawyers possess, the more number of clients they are likely to get. On average, a family lawyer makes $60,000 yearly. The size of the firm and location also influences their income. They get a higher pay in cities such as New York and Los Angeles. They earn almost double the average income when they work in a large and reputed law firm. However, most family lawyers have their own practice. Also, lawyers establish their own law firm once they gain sufficient amount of experience. They mostly handle civil suits such as property dispute, divorce, child custody or adoption, though occasionally they may come across criminal cases also.