Source: (2004) Family Court Review. 42(1): 12-38.

The American Bar Association Coordinating Council on Unified Family Courts, with the assistance of Hofstra University’s Center for Children, Family and the Courts, recently conducted a survey of various courts and jurisdictions that either implemented or experimented with a unified family court structure. The purpose of the projectwas to get a sense of the state of unified family courts with the goal of building more support for the unified family court concept based on demonstrated effectiveness. The findings of the survey have been summarized in this article. The survey, survey data, and list of survey respondents can be found in the article’s appendices. Author's abstract.