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It’s Splitsville: Surviving Your Divorce by James J. Gross

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GLOSSARYG

Glossary

Abandonment. Desertion.

Abuse. Cruelty.

Admissible. Description of a testimony, document, or other item that the court allows into evidence to be officially considered in a case.

Adultery. Sexual intercourse between a married person and a third party. Grounds for divorce in some jurisdictions.

Affidavit. A written statement of facts by a witness or party with personal knowledge of the situation, signed under oath.

Agreement/Separation Agreement/Property Settlement Agreement/Marital Settlement Agreement. A written and signed contract between spouses settling all matters in their divorce.

Alimony. Maintenance payments by one spouse or former spouse to the other.

Alimony Pendente Lite. Temporary spousal support during the divorce ...

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