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Family Division Case Types
||Divorce, Dissolution of Domestic Partnership, Civil Union Dissolution, alimony, palimony, equitable distribution, custody, child support, and parenting time.
||Paternity, custody, child support, parenting time and spousal support among parties never married or married parties that have not filed for divorce.
||Protection and prevention from future acts of violence through a restraining order.
||Criminal prosecution for violating a domestic violence restraining order.
||Actions involving juvenile delinquency
||A juvenile involved in a crisis situation
||Abuse and Neglect
||Children In Court Services: Actions to protect a child from harm due to abuse and neglect by parents or caregivers
||Children In Court Services: Citizen review of cases where children are in out of home placement
||Children In Court Services: Actions to terminate parental rights and the appointment of the state as guardian
||Kinship Legal Guardianship (KLG)
||Children In Court Services: Relatives or family friends seek legal guardianship of children placed in their care as a result of abuse
||Children In Court Services: Establishment of a new parent-child relationship|