Family cases are a type of civil case, but they normally involve problems in between or worrying spouses, moms and dads, and children. Family courts deal with a wide variety of cases including domestic matters. The most common concerns dealt with at family court consist of:
Marital relationship Dissolution.
When someone wishes to end a marital relationship, they can submit a case at family court to ask for a court order ending the marital relationship. Marital relationships can be ended through divorce or annulment cases. The court can also grant a separation, where the court issues orders concerning property, alimony, and child custody, but the celebrations stay legally married. You can find more info on the Divorce, Annulment, or Separation areas of this site.
Paternity and Kid Custody.
When a guy needs to be declared the father of a kid, either moms and dad can submit a case asking the family court to identify paternity. This completely develops the dad of the kid. Unmarried moms and dads can also ask the court to purchase legal custody, physical custody, visitation schedules, and kid support. You can find more details about these types of cases on the Custody, Paternity, & Child Support section of this site.
Protection Orders Against Domestic Violence.
Victims of domestic violence can ask the family court to issue security orders to keep their abuser away. Please visit the DV Security Orders to learn more.
A child or an adult may have the ability to legally alter their name through a name change case at family court. Please check out the Name Change area to learn more.
Guardianship involves determining who will be accountable for the medical, personal, and monetary decisions over a kid or an adult who can not care for themself. More details can be found on the Guardianship area of this site.
Termination of Adult Rights and Adoptions.
If there are major reasons that a parent needs to no longer have an adult relationship with a kid (such as desertion, neglect, abuse, etc.), the family court might terminate that moms and dad’s rights. If someone else wishes to end up being a kid’s legal mom and dad, the family court can give an adoption where the parent-child relationship is legally created. More info is located on the Adoptions and Terminating Parental Rights area of this website.