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5 Matching Questions

  1. collusion
  2. estoppel
  3. fornication
  4. responding state
  5. counterclaim
  1. a The state to which a support case is forwarded from an initiating state for enforcement proceedings under the UIFSA.
  2. b a claim made by a defendant against a plaintiff.
  3. c stop or prevent
  4. d an agreement between spouses in a divorce proceeding that one or both will lie to the court to facilitate the obtaining of the divorce.
  5. e sexual intercourse between unmarried persons

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A case in which the dissolution of the marriage--the divorce itself--is tried separately from other issues in the marriage such as the division of property. Suppose, for example, that the parties have a bitter and complicated dispute over business assets and pension rights. Rather than waiting until these issues are resolved, the court may have the power to dissolve the marriage now in one proceeding and then resolve the economic issues in a separate proceeding. This allows the parties to get on with their lives (e.g. to marry someone else) much sooner than would otherwise be possible. A bifurcated divorce is similar to a divisible divorce in that both tell us that the divorce has separate parts. A divisible divorce means that not all parts are entitled to full faith and credit. A bifurcated divorce mean that the parts are resolved in separate proceedings.
  2. such discord esists between the spouses that the marriage has undergone an irremediable breakdown.
  3. A domicile chosen by a person with the capacity to choose. A person's domicile or origin is the place of his or her birth.
  4. paymnets that are due, but have not been made (also called arrears.)
  5. the personal jurisdiction that a state acquires over a nonresident defendant because of his or her purposeful contact with the state.

5 True/False Questions

  1. recriminationthe party seeking the divorce (the plaintiff) has also committed a serious marital wrong.


  2. no-fault groundsacceptabel reasons for seeking a particular result


  3. domestic relations exceptionfederal courts do not have subject matter jurisdiction over divorce, alimony, or child-custody cases even if there is diversity of citizenship among the parties.


  4. emancipatedLegally independent of one's parent or legal guardian.


  5. summonson one's own behalf. representing oneself.


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