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  • The final decree in divorce proceedings which leaves you free to remarry.

  • Sexual intercourse of a penetrative nature with another person of the opposite sex whilst married.

  • A lawyer, either a solicitor or barrister, who speaks on your behalf in court.

  • A statement of truth either sworn on the Bible, Koran or other religious book, or Affirmed.

  • The person who makes an application either in relation to children matters, financial matters or injunction proceedings.

  • These are anything of value that you own eg property.

  • A lawyer who has proven skills in advocacy, who may represent you in court if there is a dispute about money or children. The barrister will also provide you with specialist advice in relation to legal aspects of your case.

  • The most common ground for divorce or civil partnership dissolution is to allege that your partner has behaved in a way which you find unreasonable.

  • A Court Welfare Officer who may be appointed by the Court to help the Judge carry out enquiries if there are Children proceedings.

  • An office within the court building, but also used as a term to describe a barrister’s office.

  • For orders introduced by the Child Arrangements programme 2014 governing where children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent. Child Arrangement Orders replace orders for contact and/or residence.

  • The Child Support Agency/CMAC ie government bodies currently responsible for the collection and payment of child maintenance.

  • A legal union between same sex partners.

  • An order made during/following divorce proceedings bringing financial claims between spouses to an end.

  • A form of legal agreement reached between an unmarried couple who have chosen to live together (whether they are heterosexual or homosexual) defining their rights and obligations.

  • Evidence, either written or oral, which supports what you say.

  • A barrister.

  • A civil court which deals with most aspects of finances and children following separation/divorce. The court also deals with other civil claims such as those arising from road traffic accidents and recovery of debts.