domestic relations court

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a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)

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is particularly skilled in the problems of domestic relations, being the first colored woman to be appointed to the Domestic Relations Court in New York City.
Other women go to domestic relations court, "which is what we suggest they do if they can bear it financially," Finnegan-Grenier said.
Because I thought a man was entitledto go out by himself once in a while," testified John Wangle in Domestic Relations Court, "my wife bought two bloodhounds and had me tracked down wherever I went.
Judge Wood's suggestion that the case be dealtwith in domestic relations court is also ironic in light of the refrain frequently heard by battered women from civil court judges, such as the Somerville, Massachusetts, district court judge, who said, "Hey, sister, if things are that tough, file a criminal complaint.
The City of Norfolk (the "City") is soliciting qualified vendors to secure professional support for the Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act which provides a Community Work Team program and services to work with adolescents referred by the Norfolk Juvenile Domestic Relations Court.
The Department of Juvenile Justice utilizes a staff of more than 100 youth counselors, case managers, truant officers, and others who work closely with Richmond Police Department, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court staff, Juvenile Court Judges, and staff in the Richmond Public Schools to provide coordinated community services to delinquent youths.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL:Former Virginia basketball player Courtney Alexander was convicted in Albemarle County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of assaulting his girlfriend and sentenced to four days in jail.
Domestic Relations Court -- (term beginning 1/13/99)
Ben Mackoff, a Chicago lawyer who recently retired as presiding judge of Cook County's domestic relations court, said it's debatable whether Illinois law even allows judges to hold children in contempt in custody disputes.
Following that setback, the legal system, especially after the creation of domestic relations courts, was to become the avenue of redress for deserted women.
Many jurisdictions do not have separate juvenile courts; often, juvenile cases emanate from probate or domestic relations courts, which do not place much emphasis on juveniles.
In civil cases - especially in domestic relations courts - frustration with the justice system may trigger courtroom violence.
The next courts to activate electronic filing will be the civil and domestic relations courts in Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert Counties on August 14, the 15th Judicial District including the Southeastern part of the state on August 21 and the 4th Judicial District including Colorado Springs and Teller County on September 11.
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