What is the role of the judge in family court?

Each family has a fundamental right to bring up their child free from state and court interference, but sometimes, where disputes cannot be resolved, the court becomes involved. The role of a family judge is to independently scrutinise the evidence presented by the parties, listen to the wishes and feelings of the child, and ultimately make a decision on what is in the child’s best interests. The welfare of the child is the court’s paramount consideration. But what else does a judge do? Read on to find out.