Navigating a divorce will be much easier if you can understand the lingo. To that end, here are definitions of some common terms you may encounter throughout the divorce process. Desertion: One party left the marital home for a significant portion of time, without mutual agreement, and failed to pay support. Can be grounds […]
What is Divorce?
Divorce, the legal dissolution of a marriage, has evolved over the past century from a relatively rare, cause-based legal step to the no-fault route of today that is becoming increasingly more the norm. Despite how common it is, however, those contemplating their first divorce may feel overwhelmed by the process, the terminology, the timeline, and the many considerations to take into account along the way. Learning about divorce, beyond the simple definition everyone knows, is the first step toward dissolving your marriage as successfully as possible.
Navigating a divorce will be so much easier if you can understand the lingo. To that end, here are definitions of some common terms you may encounter throughout the divorce process. Parental kidnapping: The act of a parent taking a child in violation of a court custody order. Petitioner: The spouse who files for, […]