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  1. get
  2. recrimination
  3. operation of law
  4. co-respondent
  5. arrearage
  1. a the person who allegedly had voluntary sexual intercourse with a spouse charged with adultery
  2. 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.
  3. c paymnets that are due, but have not been made (also called arrears.)
  4. d a bill of divorcement in a Jewish divorce
  5. e the party seeking the divorce (the plaintiff) has also committed a serious marital wrong.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. a special guardian appointed by the court to represent the interests of another.
  3. the right to make the major child rearing decisions on health, education, religion, discipline and general welfare.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

  1. irreconcilable differencessuch discord esists between the spouses that the marriage has undergone an irremediable breakdown.


  2. collusionan agreement between spouses in a divorce proceeding that one or both will lie to the court to facilitate the obtaining of the divorce.


  3. separate maintenancecourt-ordered spousal support while the spouses are separated.


  4. joint physical custodythe right of both parents to have the child reside with both for alternating (but not necessarily equal) periods of time.


  5. Adversarial HearingBoth the plaintiff and the defendant appear at the hearing or other court proceeding to contest all the issues.


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