Legal Definitions

Score Higher on the LSAT & BAR Exam Today!

Category: Family Law (page 1 of 4)

What are Prenuptial Agreements?

Home » Family Law » Marriage Laws » Prenuptial Agreements

A premarital agreement is a written contract between two people entered into before marriage.

The premarital agreement usually lists all

Read More

What are Same Sex Marriage Laws?

Home » Family Law » Marriage Laws » Same Sex Marriages

On May 17, 2004, gay couples began exchanging marriage vows in Massachusetts, marking the first time a state has

Read More

What is Divorce Mediation?

Home » Family Law » Divorce Law » What is Divorce Mediation?

Many couples turn to divorce mediation to negotiate divorce agreements because it often takes less time, is less

Read More

What are Legal Rights of Marriage?

Home » Family Law » Marriage Laws » Legal Rights of Marriage

In addition to the spiritual rights conferred by marriage, married couples generally receive several legal rights, including more

Read More

What are Marriage Requirements?

Home » Family Law » Marriage Laws » Marriage Requirements

There are several requirements in order to marry. First, currently in all 50 states (though the laws may change in

Read More

What is a No Fault Divorce?

Home » Family Law » Divorce Law » What is a No Fault Divorce?

No fault divorce is where neither spouse is considered responsible for the breakup of the marriage

Read More

What is a Trial Separation?

Home » Family Law » Divorce Law » What is a Trial Separation?

A trial separation has no legal status – during a trial separation the law treats the couple

Read More

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

Home » Family Law » Divorce Law » What is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is a proceeding in which a person sued for divorce does not fight it

Read More

What are Equitable Distribution States?

Home » Family Law » Divorce Law » Equitable Distribution States

Most states employ equitable distribution in dividing marital property. Instead of an even split, as in community property states,

Read More

What is a Legal Separation?

Home » Family Law » Divorce Law » Legal Separation

A legal separation is a finding by a court that the conditions or circumstances of a marriage make it intolerable

Read More
Older posts

© 2017 Legal Definitions

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑