Domestic relations is a field of family law that regulates relations within a household or family. These relations were in the recent past limited to issues between parents, spouses, wards, legal guardians and children. Issues within this purview are resolved only in domestic courts also known as family courts.
Statutory definitions further instruct the ability of a family court to hear cases involving domestic relations. For instance, section 3105.011 of Ohio state laws was revised to constrain domestic relations cases to those that are included under section 2301.03, complaints for child support, actions transferred from the juvenile court, and the determination of the rights and responsibilities of parents.