The public's perception and faith in our judicial system is, to a large extent, a result of the manner in which family law matters are handled by that system. More citizens are directly involved in family law proceedings than in any other type of court case. It is estimated that one of every two marriages ends in divorce.
Joanne Schulman, Sara McCarthy, and Mimi Modisette,
Final Report of the California Senate Task Force on Family Equity,
2 Hastings Women's L. R. 93
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