Court assignment

Court Assignment A family court handles cases related to family issues just like any othernormal court. This court as observed by Caren (120) is much like an ordinary court in that the ruling of the magistrate is final and can be appealed against should any of the involved parties feel that there are sufficient grounds. I attended a divorce case that was handled in a family court. In proceedings of a family court that I attended, during the first hearing, the court made directions with regard to filing of the evidence, and statement of the case, with respective deadlines for each filling. These proceedings were held in private. This as suggested by Caren (135) could be partly because of the sensitive and confidential nature of information shared during the proceedings. This divorce case was presided over by a family court judge. It was apparent during the hearing that the members of the family court have appropriate training on how to handle the emotional nature of such cases. During the proceedings, the couple had children who were to be questioned with regard to the parent they prefer to take care of them. The judge determined that the children should stand away from the presence of the court audience during questioning. From questioning results, the judge determined that the mother was the best suited parent to take care of the children. However, this did not impede the father from visiting his children. The court established visitation rights with certain conditions for the father to receive. The judge did set child support for the father primarily because he did not have managing conservatory or rather custody over the children. A condition was also set for the father pertaining to changes in his income such that his support to children was to be subject to change accordingly.
Work Cited:
Caren, M. Family Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.