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Divorce and Family Law Glossary

Trying to decipher an acronym? Attempting to understand legal jargon? The Divorce and Family Law glossary gives you access to definitions for  the Divorce and Family Law legal terminology commonly used in documents  and court proceedings,   This Divorce and Family Law glossary will help you understand the legal  terms and phrases which are relevant to separation, guardianship, and other Divorce and Family Law areas of law.

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Accrual
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Adoption
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Alimony
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (Adr)
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Annulment
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Arrearage
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Burden Of Proof
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Child Support
What is 'Child Support'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Child Support Guidelines
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Community Property
What is 'Community Property'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Complainant
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Complaint
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Custody
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Decree
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Default
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Dependent
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Deposition
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Discovery
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Disposable Income
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Disposition
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Dissolution
What is 'Dissolution'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Divorce
What is 'Divorce'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Domestic Violence
What is 'Domestic Violence'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Enforcement
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Equitable Distribution
What is 'Equitable Distribution'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Establishment
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Full Faith And Credit
What is 'Full Faith And Credit'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Garnishment
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Guardian
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Guardianship
What is 'Guardianship'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Imputed Income
What is 'Imputed Income'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
In Re
What is 'In Re'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Income
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Intercept
What is 'Intercept'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Interrogatories
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Joint Legal Custody
What is 'Joint Legal Custody'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Joint Physical Custody
What is 'Joint Physical Custody'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Judgment
What is 'Judgment'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Jurisdiction
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Legal Custody
What is 'Legal Custody'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Legal Separation
What is 'Legal Separation'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Marital Property
What is 'Marital Property'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Mediation
What is 'Mediation'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Motion
What is 'Motion'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Non-Custodial Parent
What is 'Non-Custodial Parent'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Non-Marital Property
What is 'Non-Marital Property'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Obligation
What is 'Obligation'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Obligee
What is 'Obligee'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Obligor
What is 'Obligor'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Offset
What is 'Offset'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Order
What is 'Order'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Paternity
What is 'Paternity'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Payee
What is 'Payee'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Payor
What is 'Payor'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Petitioner
What is 'Petitioner'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Physical Custody
What is 'Physical Custody'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Premarital Agreement
What is 'Premarital Agreement'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Prenuptial Agreement
What is 'Prenuptial Agreement'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Proceeding
What is 'Proceeding'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Qualified Domestic Relations Order (Qdro)
What is 'Qualified Domestic Relations Order (Qdro)'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Respondent
What is 'Respondent'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Restraining Order
What is 'Restraining Order'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Same-Sex Marriage
What is 'Same-Sex Marriage'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Settlement Conference
What is 'Settlement Conference'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Split Custody
What is 'Split Custody'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Spousal Support Or Maintenance
What is 'Spousal Support Or Maintenance'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Stipulation
What is 'Stipulation'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Subpoena
What is 'Subpoena'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Summons, n
What is 'Summons, n'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Tribunal
What is 'Tribunal'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Visitation
What is 'Visitation'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Wage Assignment
What is 'Wage Assignment'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
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