family court


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Examples of family court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zayas, who grew up in Spanish Harlem and Brooklyn, vividly remembers visiting family court in New York as her mother fought for custody amid a contentious divorce. Laura A. Bischoff, The Enquirer, 26 Apr. 2022 Ben Dusing can't run for family court judge, and any votes cast for him in the upcoming election won't be counted, a judge ruled Wednesday. Rachel Berry, The Enquirer, 6 Apr. 2022 Just last summer, Spanevelo filed several motions for contempt, a motion for temporary custody, a motion to request daycare attendance, and numerous other petitions in family court. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 5 Apr. 2022 After a family court judge is killed, Bernard and Cosgrove investigate into the many grievances against him; the DA’s office is faced with unforeseen challenges, forcing Maroun to take charge to save the case. Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2022 On Thursday, the latest episode played out at a hearing behind closed doors at a family court in Tel Aviv. New York Times, 23 Sep. 2021 Baker added that Ye’s actions could count against him in a protective order or in family court. Anousha Sakoui, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 Attorney General Janet Reno’s refusal to allow a Florida family court to decide the case was legally perverse and typical of her tendency to overthink simple problems. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 Last month each of the three children was awarded $133,333, which if approved by a family court judge, will be put into restricted accounts for their education and support, said Josh Rose, the family's attorney. Kala Kachmar, The Courier-Journal, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of family court

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of family court was in 1917

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1 May 2022

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“Family court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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Legal Definition of family court

: a court that has jurisdiction and often advisory powers over domestic disputes involving the rights and duties of husband, wife, parent, or child especially in matters affecting the support, custody, and welfare of children — compare juvenile court

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