Definition of family court in English:

family court

noun

Law
  • A court of law that hears cases involving domestic issues such as divorce and child custody:

    ‘the organization represents children in the family courts’
    [as modifier] ‘a family court judge’
    • ‘They went before a family court in order to win back custody of the boy.’
    • ‘Many judges are specially appointed to hear family court matters only.’
    • ‘Some of the decisions handed down by the family courts have led to a growing feeling among husbands that the courts are biased against them.’
    • ‘Dissolving a civil union is tantamount to divorce and must be done through Vermont's family court.’
    • ‘She's also a best-selling author, and a former judge in New York's family court.’