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Glossary of divorce & family law terms
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Our glossary will help you to understand some of the key terms and phrases which might crop up in your legal case.

This guide is no replacement for top legal advice but will allow you to know more about the process and what it entails.

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Earmarking order

Similar to a pension sharing order as the court will set out how the pension should be split between the parties to the divorce.


Enforcement proceedings are used to ensure that a party complies with a court order made against them.

European Judgments Regulation

A piece of European law which controls how orders made in one country can be enforced in another.

European Law

Law made by the European Parliament, which applies to all European countries.

Ex parte hearing

Same as a without notice hearing.

Expert witness

A specialist with expertise in a specific field or area that can provide evidence and/or a report in a case.

Extendable maintenance term

An order for maintaince for a set period of time, but which can be extended. Any application to extend will need to be made prior to the maintenance term expiring.

The information on this website is intended as a guide and does not constitute legal advice. Vardags do not accept liability for any errors in the information on this website, nor any losses stemming from reliance upon the statements made herein. All articles and pages aim to reflect the legal position at time they were published, and may have been rendered obsolete by subsequent developments in the law. Should you require specialist advice, tailored to your situation, please see how Vardags can help you.


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