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  CONK! Encyclopedia: Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
From the perspective of children, the family is a family of orientation : the family serves to locate children socially, and plays a major role in their enculturation and socialization.
From the point of view of the parent(s), the family is a family of procreation the goal of which is to produce and enculturate and socialize children.
Sociologists distinguish between conjugal families that are relatively independent of the kindreds of the parents and of other families in general, and nuclear families which maintain relatively close ties with their kindreds.
www.conk.com /search/encyclopedia.cgi?q=Family   (2412 words)

 The Law Report - 31/08/1999: The Family Court - Is it fundamentally flawed or just misunderstood?
The ALRC found Family Court procedures were felt to be rigid and bureauratic, that an inflexible approach forced litigants through a number of 'court events' adding to delays and costs.
Family Law barrister Ian Mawson acknowledges there are serious problems in the current system, but doesn't think the blame lies only with the court or lawyers.
And as the court has come up with case management ideas, which involve early intervention, with a view to trying to settle the litigation, and one of the disputes about that is that there is too much intervention, too much management, not enough decision making.
www.abc.net.au /rn/talks/8.30/lawrpt/stories/s48019.htm   (4175 words)

 Rhode Island Family Court Home Page
Family Court was created to focus attention on problems involving families and children.
This court also ensures that children within its jurisdiction receive the care, guidance, and control conducive to their welfare and the best interests of the state.
Family Court has jurisdiction to hear all petitions for divorce and any motions in conjunction with divorce proceedings, such as property distribution, alimony, support, and child custody.
www.courts.state.ri.us /family/defaultfamily.htm   (182 words)

 RI Family Court - Overview
The act creating this court division was designed to focus attention upon this field of jurisprudence, primarily with a view to reconciling the parties and re-establishing friendly family relations.
This court is also charged with assuring that children within its jurisdiction receive care, guidance and control conducive to their welfare and the best interest of the state.
When a police or school department refers a juvenile to Family Court, alleging that the youth is wayward or delinquent by reason he/she has committed an offense in violation of state law or city/town ordinance, a petition is submitted, accompanied by an incident report, to the Family Court Juvenile Clerks' Office.
www.courts.state.ri.us /family/overview.htm   (2487 words)

 Family Court Services
The Office of Family Court Services is located in Room 104 of the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse at 3341 Power Inn Road, Sacramento, CA 95826.
Family Court Services mediation is provided free of charge to the parties and generally occurs before the first court appearance.
If the court finds that either party is able to pay all or part of the expense, the court may make an order requiring that person repay the court for the amount the court determines appropriate.
www.saccourt.com /family/fcs/fcs.asp   (3606 words)

 Family Law - Family Court Services: Superior Court of California, County of Kern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Family Court Services is a department of the Kern County Superior Court which provides family mediations, custody evaluations, guardianship investigations, stepparent adoption investigations, and conservatorship investigations.
In some cases, the court may be required, by law or of necessity, to order an investigation in family law and probate matters.
Family Law: These investigations may be limited in scope or may include a broad range of information necessary for the investigator to evaluate and recommend to the court which party should have custody and which should have visitation.
www.co.kern.ca.us /courts/familycourtservices.asp   (552 words)

 James Dobson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He is chairman of the board of a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado of the same name, which he founded in 1977.
He is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a licensed psychologist in California, and is listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
Though initially apolitical, in 1983, he founded the Family Research Council, which served as his political arm, though he initially remained somewhat distant from Washington politics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/James_Dobson   (1718 words)

 Clallam County Family Court
Our Family Court began in Clallam County in 1991 and is the first of its kind in the State of Washington.
Those families which have utilized this program are in almost universal praise of the program and the success that it achieves in helping to intervene with their children and to help them steer those young people away from serious future trouble.
By making this program mandatory for all families, the court hopes to ensure that fewer children will have to suffer unnecessary adverse consequences as a result of the breakup of their parents' marriage.
www.clallam.net /Courts/html/court_family.htm   (1013 words)

 Thurston County - United Family Court
Four judicial officers are assigned to the Family and Juvenile Court: two court commissioners, one from juvenile court and one from family court; and two superior court judges, one for two years, and each of the others for two month rotations.
In the spring of 1996, a court and citizen advisory committee began planning for a Unified Family Court system that would house family and juvenile courts at the new juvenile detention location.
The costs of relocating the family court operations are not part of the voter-approved sales tax, but will solve space problems at the main courthouse for now.
www.co.thurston.wa.us /fjc/index.htm   (371 words)

 Supreme Court of Ohio / Judicial and Court Services / Family Court
The Family Court subcommittee of the Governor's task force on the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and child sexual abuse cases
The Family Court Subcommittee, chaired by Judge Philip H. Rose, examines issues of child abuse and child sexual abuse as it pertains to the Court system in the State of Ohio.
More information concerning the establishment of a Family Court System in the State of Ohio, as well as other pertinent information regarding the Subcommittee's progress will be made available to the public in the near future.
www.sconet.state.oh.us /Judicial_and_Court_Services/family_court   (511 words)

 Court Forms
Court forms are organized by type of proceeding.
You are required to provide the total number of copies of a document or form for use by the court, the parties, and any other entity that is required to receive the form.
Unless specifically required by court rule or statute, the court is not responsible for making copies of forms for you.
courts.michigan.gov /scao/courtforms/index.htm   (855 words)

 Indiana Supreme Court: Family Court Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The family court concept maintains that case coordination is often needed to avoid uninformed, inconsistent or delayed rulings for families with multiple cases in the court system.
All of the family court projects have hired (or contracted for) at least one new personnel position to coordinate their family court projects, although smaller communities use part-time personnel.
The bulk of the family court funding is distributed each year to the new pilot counties as “seed” grants, but the original family court counties continue to be eligible for “transition” grants to help them transition from seed grants to permanent local resources.
www.state.in.us /judiciary/programs/familycourt.html   (1634 words)

 DivorceNet - Family Court Jurisdiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
For the court to exercise all of its jurisdiction, the other party, and/or the children, must have had "minimum contacts" with Texas.
Courts have found telephone calls into a state, doing business in a state even if the person is not located in that state, and visiting a state all have met the requirements of "minimum contacts." However, this inquiry is on a case-by-case basis.
Once a court exercises its jurisdiction over children in any proceeding, that court retains jurisdiction over the child until such time as the child turn eighteen(18) years of age, are emancipated as a minor, or another court accepts the jurisdiction over the child by operation of law.
www.divorcenet.com /states/texas/txart22   (894 words)

 Family Court Services
some of the Court's most difficult family cases, reducing case delays while tending to the unique needs of divorcing parents and their children.
They act as the eyes and ears of the court, reporting to the judiciary on findings and recommendations and providing written agreements which outline parties' commitment to resolve specific family problems.
Family Court Services operates during normal business hours, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and includes extended hours for Supervised Visitation on Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00 AM until 8 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM until 4 PM.
www.jud11.flcourts.org /programs_and_services/family_court_services.htm   (499 words)

 Family Court Proceedings
Although these cases involve different procedures and questions of law, the role of Family Court in each case is the same: the Court must consider what effect, if any, the parent's disability has had and will have on his or her ability to parent the children.
The Court must look to the totality of the circumstances: the stability and quality of each parent's home, their ability to provide proper guidance and supervision for the children's emotional and intellectual development; the ability to provide care and affection; the availability of the parent; and the continuity of care.
The Court of Appeals has recognized that, as stated before, no parent is perfect, and no family is without its problems; and Family Court is bound to follow the decisional precedent set by the Court of Appeals.
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 Superior Court of California, Sacramento County
Effective July 1, 2005, the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento Local Rules have been updated and are available online.
EZ Legal File is an interactive program that will help you fill out domestic violence, family law, and guardianship forms.
Sacramento Superior Court may require additional local forms which are not yet available through the EZ Legal File program.
www.saccourt.com   (279 words)

 Family Court Candidates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Two women who've served in family court are candidates for judge in that court.
Both candidates have heard cases and made decisions in Monroe County Family Court as referees.
It would be social workers, families themselves and the attorneys,” said Ruhlmann.
www.rnews.com /print.cfm?id=13887   (188 words)

Family Court 2002 is the most recent of numerous reports, articles and documentaries which describe the systematic abuse of women and children, illegal activity and criminal misconduct occurring in family courts, not only in California, but across the country.
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is an organization comprised of the court "professionals" who fabricated the phony mental disorder "Parental Alienation Syndrome" (PAS, also called "alienation" or "alienated children"), as the means to turn abuse cases into "custody disputes".
The National Alliance for Family Court Justice -- founded and directed nationally by Elisabeth (Liz) Richards of Virginia -- is an international organization of grassroots activists addressing family court system failure, corruption and retaliation against women who report abuse.
www.newsmakingnews.com /ross7,8,02familycourtcorruption.htm   (1519 words)

 Civil/Family Case Look-up   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
For civil and family cases statewide, case information is displayed and is available for inquiry on this website for a period of time, one year to a maximum period of ten years, after the disposition date.
The disclosure of information in a sealed case is determined by the order of the Court.
For civil and family cases statewide, case information is displayed and is available for inquiry on this website for a period of time after the disposition date, for a maximum period of 10 years.
www.jud2.state.ct.us   (190 words)

 Family Court Divorce
We encourage you to talk to a family law lawyer so you will know about your legal rights and the legal issues in your case.
The Family Law Facilitator and Self-Service Center at the Notre Dame Courthouse post fliers with information do-it-yourself legal resources for people who are handling their own divorces.
A family law attorney can tell you about important legal rights and may be able represent you in trial, if you want..
www.scselfservice.org /fam/divorce.htm   (2082 words)

 Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System -- London Family Court Clinic (Ontario, Canada)
Our goal is to help vulnerable children achieve their full potentials in life, through professional training, resource development, applied research, public education, community collaboration and by providing informed and sensitive clinical services.
This concise handbook of 32 pages prepares you to recognize and respond to families in which there is or was violence at home.
Material addresses the needs of abused women as mothers, how abusive men parent, how abusive men affect family dynamics, effects of power and control tactics on mothers, the potential impact of woman abuse on children of different ages, and strategies used by young people to cope with violence in their homes.
www.lfcc.on.ca   (714 words)

 Family Court of New Zealand - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Court is called upon to make orders for children not yet born right through to older people who are in need of care and protection.
Not only is the age band wide but the variety of cases that come before the Court is enormous.
I am proud of the fact that the Family Court is committed to providing user friendly information and that we join many other state agencies in being able to make this available on a web site.
www.justice.govt.nz /family   (389 words)

 Family Court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Superior Court Judges and Commissioners, Justice of the Peace and Municipal Court Judges are instantly available to law enforcement officers through cellular phones and beepers to issue emergency orders when a person's safety is endangered.
When an Answer to the Petition is filed in a Family Court case with self-represented litigants, an Early Resolution Conference (ERC) is set before an Attorney Case Manager.
Expedited Services was created to allow public access to the courts for the enforcement of court orders concerning child support, spousal support, and parenting time.
www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov /familyCourt/index.asp   (871 words)

 Family Law: Superior Court of California, County of Kern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Family Law: Superior Court of California, County of Kern
Family Law Office handles cases relating to Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders, Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage, Divorce, Legal separation, Annulment, Child Custody and Visitation, Child and Spousal Support, Paternity/Parentage and Adoption.
The goal of the Family Law Facilitator is to provide direction to the unrepresented party.
www.co.kern.ca.us /courts/familylaw.asp   (159 words)

 Family Court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
T his website is designed to give you general information on the main areas of responsibility of the Trumbull County Family Court.
Family Court is broken down into the following areas: Court of Domestic Relations, Juvenile Court, and Juvenile Detention Center.
The Trumbull County Family Court is run under the administration of the two(2) current elected Judges, Honorable Pamela A. Rintala, Administrative Judge and Honorable Richard L. James.
www.familycourt.co.trumbull.oh.us   (115 words)

(b) the court file for the proceedings is transferred under rule 19 to a family justice registry.
(b) ceases to apply to the proceedings referred to in subrule (1) if the court file for the proceedings is transferred under rule 19 to a registry that is not a family justice registry.
(g) if the respondent was served with a summons for the court appearance or was present in court when the date for the court appearance was set, issue a warrant in Form 8 for the arrest of the respondent.
www.qp.gov.bc.ca /dispute/famrules.htm   (9245 words)

 Family Court - Santa Clara County Superior Court
For help understanding Family Court processes and to learn about Resources that can help you, visit the Court’s Self-Service Center.
The booklet "Kids, Court and You" ( English version ; Spanish version) covers separation, divorce and custody issues, focusing on the needs of children and families.
The County Department of Child Support Services works with families so that children receive support that meets their financial, medical, and emotional needs.
www.sccsuperiorcourt.org /family   (272 words)

 Family Court of Western Australia - Dealing in family law disputes, divorce, children, maintenance, property ...
Family Court of Western Australia - Dealing in family law disputes, divorce, children, maintenance, property settlement, married and defacto relationships, adoption.
With effect from 1 July 2005, the fee charged by the Family Court of Western Australia for the filing of Divorce applications will increase to $334.
Family Court of Western Australia, 150 Terrace Rd (cnr Victoria Ave), Perth WA 6000
www.familycourt.wa.gov.au   (134 words)

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