Definition of Family court
1. Noun. A court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children).
Generic synonyms: Court, Judicature, Tribunal
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Court
Literary usage of Family court
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. When the Victim Is a Child by Debra Whitcomb (1992)
"And in four states, the family court has original or concurrent jurisdiction ... The Rhode Island family court has concurrent jurisdiction over intrafamily ..."
2. Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent and Chronic Juvenile Offenders by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"The traditional role of the juvenile and family court is to treat and ... A recent statement by the National Council of Juvenile and family court Judges ..."
3. A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: A Basic Manual by Diane DePanfilis, Marsha K. Salus (1994)
"Juvenile and family court Laws The concept of social justice and the doctrine oí par ens patrias are applied throughout our country through the ..."
4. Working with the Courts in Child Protection by Jane N. Feller (1995)
"Thus, a custody or visitation dispute in family court may be transferred, under some circumstances, to the juvenile court Unless prohibited by State law, ..."
5. State Responses to Serious & Violent Juvenile Crime by Patricia Torbet, Richard Gable, Imogene Montgomery (1997)
"National Council of Juvenile and family court Judges. Children and Family First: A Mandate for America's Courts. Reno, NV: NCJFCJ, 1995. ..."
6. The American in Paris by John Sanderson (1847)
"... royal family—Court ceremonies—Ball at the Hotel de Ville—French beauty—A Bal de Charite—Lord Canterbury—Bulwer—Sir Sydney Smith—The Court balls—Splendid ..."
7. Youth Violence: Developing Local and State Solutions Hearings Before the edited by Fred Thompson (1998)
"The remaining eighty percent (80%) is dedicated to what might be called Family Court matters: Divorce, paternity, legitimation ..."