family court

family court
Such courts exist in several states. While the jurisdiction of such courts will differ somewhat from state to state, typically this court will have jurisdiction over:
(1) child abuse and neglect proceedings,
(2) support proceedings,
(3) proceedings to determine paternity and for support of children born out of wedlock,
(4) proceedings permanently to terminate custody by reason of permanent neglect,
(5) proceedings concerning juvenile delinquency and whether a person is in need of supervision, and
(6) family offenses proceedings. The family court may be a division or department of a court of general jurisdiction

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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