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Schneider also served for several years in juvenile court and one year in family court. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Nursing home, pharmacy to pay family nearly $13M in retired judge's death," 11 June 2019 Last month, Fort Worth family court judge Alex Kim gave the Brackeens primary custody of Zachary's half-sister, with the tribal family getting visitation rights. Arnessa Garrett, Dallas News, "NYT spotlights white Fort Worth couple's fight to adopt Native American child," 5 June 2019 Related In state courts in New York City, the mayor appoints judges for criminal courts, family courts and for terms of one year or less in lower civil courts. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "Court Officials Blast Mayor de Blasio for Delays on Judges," 2 Jan. 2019 Criminal and civil court judges earn an annual salary of $193,500; family court judges earn $208,000, the site says. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "Court Officials Blast Mayor de Blasio for Delays on Judges," 2 Jan. 2019 And my mom was a prison guard and my dad was a family court probation guy. Fox News, "Sean Spicer: CNN's Jim Acosta owes Trump an apology," 2 Aug. 2018 This year the party says it has been inundated for requests for support from mayors, county legislators, family court judges — even from county coroners. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, "Cuomo’s So-Called Women’s Party," 24 May 2018 In a letter last month, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore asked the mayor to fill four family court and 11 interim civil court judgeships. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "Court Officials Blast Mayor de Blasio for Delays on Judges," 2 Jan. 2019 In recent denials, the lawsuit claims, federal immigration authorities have said family courts aren’t considered juvenile courts when establishing eligibility for immigrants aged 18, 19 and 20. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "Lawsuit Claims Some Young Immigrants Treated Unfairly Under New Policy," 7 June 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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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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