How to Become a Family Court Judge?

Answer Judges make important legal decisions that affect the lives of many people. Family court judges in particular must make very difficult decisions in cases that are frequently highly charged emotiona... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Become a Family Court Judge

TV's Judge Judy was originally Family Court Judge Judy Sheindlin in what city?

How much school education do you need to become a family court judge?

Becoming a judge will require seven to eight years of education. According to, you must first obtain a bachelors degree, usually in criminal justice or in a prelaw program. You... Read More »

Can a family court judge refuse to sign over jurisdiction according to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act?

Answer Yes, the UCCJEA is very complicated and there can be innumerable reasons a presiding judge will take aforementioned action. The interpretation of the legal issues covered are always subject... Read More »

What can you do your seventeen year old son lives with his dad he wants to live me when your son told the judge that his dad hit him and lied in court the judge said that was no big deal?

Answer your son is of a age where he can decide to live with you unless a care order while 18 is on him