dissolution of marriage


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dissolution of marriage

n. modern, gentler sounding, term for divorce, officially used in California since 1970 and symbolic of the no-fault, non-confrontational approach to dissolving a marriage. (See: divorce).

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4th DCA 2006), the husband died before the entry of a final judgment of dissolution of marriage.
whereas to is expedient to consolidate and clarify the provisions to Muslim Law relating to suits for dissolution of marriage by women married under Muslim Law and to remove doubts as to the effect of the renunciation of Islam by a married Muslim woman on her marriage tie: it is hereby enacted as follows:--
It distinguished Kelly by pointing out that the final judgment in Kelly was a final judgment for dissolution of marriage and not a final judgment for the protection against domestic violence.
285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires each party in a dissolution of marriage to exchange certain information and documents, and file a Family Law Financial Affidavit, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.
17) The determination of parentage in the final judgment of dissolution of marriage was res judicata, as the husband's request for relief was brought outside of the one-year period.
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Under the bill, if a party qualified for retirement before a dissolution of marriage was filed, clear and convincing evidence that a person had means to pay alimony would have been required for an award.
This article well explained the recent amendments to the attorney fee section "Leveling the Playing Field" of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA).
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