Family Court

What does Family Court mean?

Family court is the court tasked with hearing and deciding cases related to visitation, child support, spousal support, family offenses such as child protection or neglect, adoption, guardianship, paternity, juvenile delinquency and child custody. Parties may choose to hire a family law attorney to represent them in family court or they may represent themselves without legal counsel. Family Court is generally open to the public, although the judge has the authority to exclude the public from the courtroom for the privacy interests of the parties.

Persons who have a case in family court should arrive on time or the case may be dismissed or decided without all interested parties. Free child care may be provided at the court. After the judge makes their decision, each party has the right to appeal the judge's decision, asking a higher court to review the evidence and any testimony presented at the Family Court hearing. Talk to a lawyer for more information about your family law case and your state's rules and regulations.

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Divorce Law Attorneys near Ashburn VA

R and B Law Group, PLLC

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7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 312
Falls Church, VA 22043

Divorce Mediation Associates

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11702 Bowman Green Dr
Ste 200 Reston, VA 20190

Duff & Kronfeld, P.C.

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11320 Random Hills Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

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1515 N Courthouse Rd #710
Arlington, VA 22201

Dannenbaum Law Firm

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2300 Clarendon Blvd
Suite 607 Arlington, VA 22201

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