divorce

Physical custody

1) A parent’s right to have the child reside with them. New York Domestic Relations Law § 75–a defines physical custody as “the physical care and supervision of a child.” Physical custody is not the same as legal custody, which...

Physical incapacity

See impotence.

[Last updated in April of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]

PKPA

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: Parental Kidnaping Prevention Act

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sole custody

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA custody arrangement under which one parent is the only one to have either legal or physical custody or both. A parent with sole physical custody has the right to live with the child, while the other...

spousal support

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryMonetary support paid by one former spouse to another, usually for a specified period of time, pursuant to a divorce agreement or court order. In many states, it's called alimony.

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stayaway order

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA court order prohibiting one party from coming near or contacting another. Most common in divorce actions and cases of stalking.

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uncontested divorce

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA divorce in which the parties are able to agree on how to divide their property and share custody of their children, and join together in filing the appropriate paperwork to have the divorce granted. (...

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