Source: News Now
The Family Court and Family Division of the High Court deal with all kinds of disputes relating to children and disputes between individuals, eg divorce, who is entitled to what after a marriage or civil partnership ends and protection from domestic violence. Complex family cases may end up in the Family Division of the High Court. Judges of different ranks, from magistrates to High Court judges, sit in the single Family Court. They’re assigned cases based on what type of family dispute it is, and how complicated the dispute is. There are no juries in family courts. Any fact in a family court must be proved on a "balance of probabilities" (more likely than not) compared with a criminal court where a jury must be “sure” (beyond reasonable doubt). Most hearings concerning children are heard in private.