5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Collusive divorce
- separate maintenance
- Contested Divorce
- a A divorce that results from an agreement or "conspiracy" between a husband and wife to commit fraud on the court by falsely letting it appear that they qualify procedurally or sustantively for a divorce.
- b Not final, interim
- c A divorce granted after the defendant appeared and disputed some or all of the claims made by the plaintiff at the divorce proceeding
- d paymnets that are due, but have not been made (also called arrears.)
- e court-ordered spousal support while the spouses are separated.
5 Multiple choice questions
- a declaration by a court that parties can live separate and apart even though they are still married to each other
- the state where the child has lived with a parent for at least six consecutive months immediately before the custody case begins in court, or since birth if the child is less than six month old.
- there was a willingness or a consent by one spouse that the marital wrong be done by the other spouse
- An absolute divorce. The parties are no longer married. They are free to remarry.
- a form of marriage that requires proof of premarital counseling, a promise to seek marital counseling when needed during the marriage, and proof of marital fault to dissolve
5 True/False questions
contempt → Obstructing or assailing the authority or dignity of the court such as by intentionally violating a court order.
"Quickie" Divorce → 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.
grounds → on one's own behalf. representing oneself.
dissolution → waste, destroy, or squander
best interest of the child → a standard of decision based on what would best serve the child's welfare