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family court

Syllabification: fam·i·ly court

Definition of family court in English:

noun

Law
A court of law that handles cases involving domestic issues such as divorce, child custody, etc.
Example sentences
  • We are also expecting a ruling from a family court judge who has been asked to grant temporary custody to the great uncle with whom the boy has been living.
  • At the same time, he knows that if he takes his children he could be arrested for kidnapping and that the family courts would probably grant his wife custody, again leaving his children in harm's way.
  • Men believe that family courts have become so unfair that in case of divorce, they will lose custody of their children and their ex will take them for all they're worth.

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