Family law is the area of law covering all aspects of family relations. It encompasses issues pertinent to the family including but not limited to: marriage, children, and estates.
Family courts hear cases pertaining to divorce or legal separation, child custody, support and domestic violence petitions. These courts also cover elder law issues, estate planning, children's rights, and adoption.
Each case is different and carries its own set of circumstances which must be taken into consideration by competent legal counsel.