5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- operation of law
- a the person who allegedly had voluntary sexual intercourse with a spouse charged with adultery
- b Automatically because of the law. (A result occurs by operation of law when it happen because the law mandates the result, not because a party agrees to produce the result.
- c paymnets that are due, but have not been made (also called arrears.)
- d a bill of divorcement in a Jewish divorce
- e the party seeking the divorce (the plaintiff) has also committed a serious marital wrong.
5 Multiple choice questions
- one spouse voluntarily but without justification leaves another (who does not consent to the departure) for an uninterrupted period of time with the intent not to return to resume cohabitation.
- a special guardian appointed by the court to represent the interests of another.
- the right to make the major child rearing decisions on health, education, religion, discipline and general welfare.
- A divorce granted to both husband and wife. A court might award the divorce decree to one party only--to the plaintiff or to the defendant, if the latter has filed a counterclaim for divorce against the plaintiff. A dual divorce, however, is granted to both parties.
- the body of law that defines relationships, rights, and duties in the formation, existence, and dissolution of marriage and other family units.
5 True/False questions
irreconcilable differences → such discord esists between the spouses that the marriage has undergone an irremediable breakdown.
collusion → an agreement between spouses in a divorce proceeding that one or both will lie to the court to facilitate the obtaining of the divorce.
separate maintenance → court-ordered spousal support while the spouses are separated.
joint physical custody → the right of both parents to have the child reside with both for alternating (but not necessarily equal) periods of time.
Adversarial Hearing → Both the plaintiff and the defendant appear at the hearing or other court proceeding to contest all the issues.