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The final termination of a marriage by canceling all legal duties and responsibilities of the marriage and dissolving matrimony bonds between the parties.

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divorce ceremony

Personal life; Divorce

A formal ceremony to officially end a marriage by exchanging divorce vows and returning the wedding rings. As divorce becomes more common, a divorce ceremony can provide people involved with a sense ...

spousal support

Personal life; Divorce

Also called alimony and spousal maintenance, this term refers to money paid to one spouse by another to help the lesser-earning spouse maintain a certain standard of living. Spousal support is most ...


Personal life; Divorce

The legal document with which one spouse relinquishes a known right, claim, or privilege.


Personal life; Divorce

The legal right of a non-custodial parent to see his or her child (children). Times designated by the court that a non-custodial parent can spend with his or her children. Visitation can consist of ...


Personal life; Divorce

When all issues have been resolved in a manner acceptable to both parties, the divorce is said to be Uncontested.

temporary motions

Personal life; Divorce

See Motions and PDL Motion.


Personal life; Divorce

Any issue on which the petitioner and respondent cannot agree, which must then be decided by the court.

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