Family law courts deal with cases relating to family-related issues of any kind. These may include adoption, prenuptial agreements, marriage, divorce, breakup, legal separation, annulment, alimony, division of the property accrued during marriage, domestic violence, arbitration, adjudication, child custody and care, child abduction, kidnapping or child seizure, emancipation, marital rape, parental rights, parenting, juvenile, felonies, and many other cases. Get the facts about Jensen Family Law – Mesa.
Family law courts also treat regular criminal law cases, property-related laws, probation law, trusts, etc. However, divorce, separation, harassment or child custody cases are the majority of cases that come before family law courts. When it comes to these situations a variety of specifics need to be addressed. Family law courts are specialized in all the applicable legalities in such cases.
Family law courts are, as you can imagine, some of America’s most crowded courts. We address such basic social and economic issues that the courts can hardly bear the brunt of demand. Family courts are therefore chronically underfunded. Those who are economically disadvantaged are often left by the wayside in seeking to get monetary compensation for just cause.
Family law courts are also the target of a great deal of scrutiny for discrimination. In family courts, many assume that one or the other gender is preferred. This may or may not be the case, but because the numbers are so large, it may be impossible to study. Until then, in a society where people can sometimes treat each other unfairly, family courts are a necessary aspect.