The Family Division of the Circuit Court was created January 1, 1998. The Family Division of the Circuit Court handles:
Divorces and Ancillary Matters
Abuse and Neglect Matters
Emancipation of Minors
Personal Protection Orders
Circuit Judges for Family Division are elected as Probate Judges, appointed to the Family Court position, and serve six-year terms. Family Court referees are assigned to hear both domestic and juvenile matters.