Definition of family court in English:

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family court


A court of law that hears cases involving domestic issues such as divorce and child custody: the organization represents children in the family courts [as modifier]: a family court judge
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  • She's also a best-selling author, and a former judge in New York's family court.
  • Dissolving a civil union is tantamount to divorce and must be done through Vermont's family court.
  • Some of the decisions handed down by the family courts have led to a growing feeling among husbands that the courts are biased against them.

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