domestic relations


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domestic relations

n. a polite name for the legal field of divorce, dissolution, annulment, child custody, child support and alimony. (See: divorce)

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On the whole we get on pretty smoothly in our domestic relations, except in the lower strata of the Military Classes.
"Would you intrude on Master's domestic relations, in the first hour of his return?"
The pupil had been, in her state of pupilage, so imbued with the class-custom of stretching out an arm, as if to hail a cab or omnibus, whenever she found she had an observation on hand to offer to Miss Peecher, that she often did it in their domestic relations; and she did it now.
"'Eh, you love another man, and have entered into criminal intrigues with him?'" (Mimicking her husband, she threw an emphasis on the word "criminal," as Alexey Alexandrovitch did.) " 'I warned you of the results in the religious, the civil, and the domestic relation. You have not listened to me.
"In my view, bifurcation in a domestic relations case should be rare if ever at all," Beatty wrote.
The amendments to the domestic relations code of Tajikistan were made in 2010 to raise marriage age for girls from 17 to 18.
Broxterman Alicks McFarlane PC (BAM) is a Denver-based family law firm that offers personalized expertise to clients in all areas of domestic relations, from mediation to litigation, including divorce, legal separation, child support and maintenance, parenting responsibilities, parental relocation, domestic abuse, adoption, and much more.
Thompson is the author of "Mississippi Divorce, Alimony and Child Custody with Forms." Thompson serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Mississippi College School of Law, teaching Domestic Relations to second and third year law students.
Bernhardt focuses his practice on plaintiff's personal injury and domestic relations and has extensive trial experience in both civil and criminal defense matters.
The Defendant filed a summary judgment motion on her counterclaim requesting the trial court equitably distribute "property acquired during the period of the civil union pursuant to the Domestic Relations Law or, in the alternative, pursuant to the [supreme] court's equity jurisdiction." In opposition to the summary judgment motion, the Plaintiff "sought an order determining that property acquired during the civil union but before the marriage is separate property and is therefore not subject to equitable distribution."
He is currently assigned to the Orange County Domestic Relations Division.

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