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6 Types of Family Law Court Cases

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What is Family Law Court?
Family Law Court is the legal forum in which matters involving families and familial unites are brought in the form of a hearing in order to undergo judicial review. Family Law Court provides a setting in which applicable legislature and legal procedure with regard to family law takes place; this type of legislation may include any or all legal events, classifications, and legislative statutes identified as a result of the involvement of family members.

While certain circumstances may exist outside of familial structures, they may also reside under the jurisdiction of family law; however, the classifications of certain events are typically identified in accordance to a respective reliance on a family setting – as a result, certain family law courts may vary in the nature of the cases undertaken.
Crimes committed – or legal issues in need of judicial review – must adhere to their respective implicit legal stipulation(s); however, the identification of involved parties as immediate family members or relatives may result in further consideration, supplementary punitive measures, or contingencies.
Which Types of Cases are Heard in Family Law Court?
Typically, family law can be categorized into 2 primary classifications:
Legality involving parents, guardians, or custodians
Legality involving children and minors
Divorce
In the event of a dissolution of marriage, different procedures can be used to terminate a failing marriage, including annulment, separation, or divorce. In certain cases, the couple in question may decide that a legal separation may be a more productivewith regard to irreconcilable differences.
Alimony
With regard to agreements prearranged prior to marriage, certain married couples may have facilitated awards granted to the other party upon the dissolution of a marriage. Nuptial agreements are set forth prior to the finalization of a marriage agreement; in certain cases, agreements mandated in Family Law Courtcan be facilitated that prevent the awarding of alimony subsequent to the termination of a marriage.
Paternity Test
A Family Law Court will typically authenticate the results of paternity tests; paternity tests are classified as investigative scientific measures that are taken in order to determine the validity of paternity claims brought forth within a paternity lawsuit
Custody
Custody is a legal procedure used in conjunction with the determination set forth by the presiding court with regard to the responsibility of guardianship – or custodianship – of any or all children shared by a married couple; a presiding Family Law Court will typically be required to mandate custodial decisions
Child Support
Child support is a means of financial restitution in which a non-custodial parent can contribute to the expenses of raising children produced by a marriage. With regard to Family Law Court, Child support mandates are undertaken with regard to jurisdictional family law legislation; as a result, the amount of payment is determined by a variety of social, economic, and professional factors - achild support payment is monies paid by the non-custodial parent to the parent acting as the primary care custodian – or the custodial parent.
Guardianship
In the event that a minor seeks to emancipate themselves from their respective legal Guardian – or adjust the implied status of guardianship responsibility, a Family Law Court will review a petition of emancipation - upon emancipation, a Guardian will be relinquished of their responsibility of Guardianship.
Adoption
A Family Law Court will typically oversee the authentication of legal adoption; prospective parents undergoing the adoption process will be able to participate in the judicial review of any or all implicit authenticity, substantiation, and validation concerning issues under the jurisdiction of legality.

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