Divorce Family Legal Terms Glossary

A Comprehensive Guide to Essential Legal Terms in Divorce & Family Law Proceedings

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Divorce & Family

  • AlimonyA court-ordered financial support paid by one spouse to the other after divorce or legal separation.

  • AnnulmentAn annulment is a legal decree that retroactively declares a marriage invalid or null and void.

  • Child CustodyChild custody refers to the legal determination of parental rights and responsibilities regarding the care and upbringing of minor children.

  • DivorceDivorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body.

  • MarriageMarriage is a legally recognized union between two individuals, establishing rights and obligations.

  • Sole custodySole custody is a child custody arrangement where one parent has full legal and physical custody of the child.