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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Subsection (d) (1) of section 503, which governs the disposition of property in a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, has been modified to refer back to section 501 (c-1)(2).
The wife petitions for dissolution of marriage asking for primary residential care of the minor child and equitable distribution.
Fleming and Raddatz agree that any lawyer presented with a similar situation would do well to read and reread the UCCJEA as well as the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act with care.
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.
Though the panel justices' reasoning differed, all three agreed that the trial court's September 2, 2005, order, which indicated that a separate joint custody order would be entered, was not intended to be and was not in fact a judgment of dissolution of marriage.
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has formally filed a bill seeking to allow dissolution of marriage - and he has the backing of 14 co-authors coming from the chamber's various blocs, including the opposition.
The AFLP's mission is to promote cooperation in matters of family law, including dissolution of marriage, in order to achieve cost-effective resolutions and to maintain emotional stability and necessary family relationships.
Canakaris, that "engrafted the doctrine of equitable distribution into Florida case law; thereby eliminating Florida's unfair and archaic practice of unequal and unfair marital property distribution between spouses in dissolution of marriage cases.
Introduced on January 19, 2007, HB 233 would amend the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to permit either party to request a jury trial on contested issues relating to divorces, including child support, maintenance, property disposition, and child custody.
Discussions pertaining to the dissolution of marriage are consequentialist.
She will handle dissolution of marriage (divorce), custody, paternity, child support and domestic violence injunctions.
Topics include contract law and business organizations, criminal law, dissolution of marriage, estate planning/probate, ethics, real estate, the Florida court system, and Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.