divorce

Marital Property

Marital property is property acquired after the parties are married. Property acquired before the marriage is considered the individual and separate property of the acquiring spouse and the court will have no authority to distribute individual...

Marital Settlement Agreement

Allows divorcing spouses to agree to the terms of their divorce. The agreement generally can cover property division, spousal (maintenance) support, child custody and visitation arrangements, and any other issues relevant to the divorcing couple....

Marital Termination Agreement

An agreement between divorcing parties that allows them to set the terms of their divorce. They may settle issues such as spousal support, child custody and visitation. It works the same way as a marital settlement agreement (see hyperlink below).

Mental Cruelty

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn archaic term that in some states remains a ground for divorce, or a factor in division of marital property.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.

no fault

In reference to law, “no fault” is primarily used to denote claims that are adjudicated without any determination of fault. In a no-fault claim, the parties are not required to prove any party’s blameworthiness to resolve the claim...

no-fault divorce

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAny divorce in which the spouse who wants to end the marriage is not required to accuse the other of wrongdoing, but can simply state that the couple no longer gets along. Every state now has no-fault...

noncustodial parent

A non-custodial parent is the parent whose children do not live with them for a majority of the time. This situation usually arises after separation or divorce, where one parent has primary physical custody instead of the parents sharing joint custody...

palimony

Palimony is a colloquial term used to refer to a court’s award of financial support or assets to one party of a non-marital relationship following a break-up. The term is a portmanteau of the words pal (meaning friend) and alimony. The term...

Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA)

The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) establishes national standards to determine jurisdiction in interstate custody disputes. PKPA imposes a duty on the states to enforce a child custody determination entered by a court of a sister...

Partner

Definition

A co-owner or investor in a business, called a partnership, who shares profits from that business with at least one other person. Partners are agents of the partnership and may enter into contracts on behalf of the partnership.

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