First and foremost, you should understand that the Consumer Protection Act protects you against not only your creditors but also the debt collectors at the State Level.
With a law degree you can open your own practice or join a firm of lawyers to serve clients. The type of law degree you obtain will have an impact on the type of job you can get.
Legal support is the first and most important thing you get from a good lawyer. As mentioned, because divorce and custody laws will vary from one State to another, it is advisable to get a local expert in your State.