A fellow Family Law attorney told the following anecdote, and I think it encapsulates the Family Court experience (n.b. “standing” means the right to bring a case, i.e. either parent of a child has standing to file a custody case as to his or her child, but not to someone else’s child):
“I was arguing a case and the judge said my client didn’t have standing. That I didn’t have standing. Because of such-and-such. So they wouldn’t hear the case. It was best for the child to be with my client, but it couldn’t happen I didn’t have standing. So we argued and I wasn’t being heard. The judge threw me out. And I thought, ‘well, it’s an honor to be thrown out. I am being thrown out because I advocated so zealously for my client’. I told the judge, ‘Hell, I’ve been thrown out by lesser people than you. I’m leaving now.’”
That’s Family Court.