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5 Matching Questions

  1. condonation
  2. corroboration
  3. estoppel
  4. premarital agreement
  5. connivance
  1. a additional evidence of a point beyond that offered by the person asserting the point
  2. b there was a willingness or a consent by one spouse that the marital wrong be done by the other spouse
  3. c there was an express or implied forgiveness by the innocent spouse of the marital fault committed by the other spouse.
  4. d a contract made by 2 individuals about to be married that can cover spousal support, property division, and related matters in the event of the separation of the parties, the death of one of them, or the dissolution of the marriage by divorce or annulment.
  5. e stop or prevent

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the right of both parents to have the child reside with both for alternating (but not necessarily equal) periods of time.
  2. a claim made by a defendant against a plaintiff.
  3. fixed so that it cannot be taken away by future events or conditions; accrued so that you now have a right to present or future possession or enjoyment.
  4. a document directing a court officer to seize the proerty of someone who lost a judgment, sell it, and pay the winner of the judgment.
  5. a same-sex relationship in Vermont that has the same benfits, protections, and repsonsibilites under Vermont law that are granted to spouses in a marriage.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Bifurcated Divorcea judicial separation, a divorce a mensa et thoro


  2. supervised visitationsthe party seeking the divorce (the plaintiff) has also committed a serious marital wrong.


  3. Migratory DivorceA divorce obtained in a state to which one or both spouses traveled before returning to their original state. the husband and/or wife travels (migrates) to another state in order to obtain a divorce--usually because it is procedurally easier to divorce there. he or she establishes a domicile in the state, obtains the divorce, and then returns to the "home" state, where at some point there will be an attempt to enforce the "foreign" divorce judgement. If the domicile was valid, theis divorce is entitled to full faith and credit (i.e. it must be enforced) by the home state or any other state at least with respect to the dissolution of the marriage.


  4. Ex Parte DivorceA divorce granted by a court when only one party (the plaintiff) was present before the court. Teh court may not have had personal jurisdiction over the defendant.


  5. Dual DivorceA divorce judgment that is enforceable only in part. A divorce judgment can (1) dissolve the marriage (2) award spousal support, (3) award child support, (4) divide marital property and (5) award child custody. AS we will see, a court needs more that one kind of jurisdiction to accomplish all of these objectives. The court may try to accomplish all five, but only that part of the judgment for which it had proper jurisdiction is enforceable. In other words, the judgment is divisible int the parts for which the court had proper jurisdiction and the parts for which it did not. For example, assume that a court dissolves the marriage and awards child support. If the court had the right kinds of jurisdiction to award child support, then only the part of the judgment that dissolved the marriage is enforceable. Another state would not havae to give full faith and credit to the child-support award but would have to give such credit to the dissolution itself.


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