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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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Imerman documents

Confidential documents belonging to one party, obtained by the other party during divorce proceedings. This is not permitted, and may result in criminal and civil sanctions.

Interim maintenance

The same as maintenance pending suit.

Interim order

An order in place while the parties work towards a final settlement, often between the issuing of the Form A and the final hearing in financial proceedings. The order is not final.

International Child Abduction

A serious criminal offence, removing a child to another country without agreement of the other parents of the child or leave to remove.

Irreconcilable differences

A ground of divorce in many US states, but not used in England.

Issue Estoppel

Also known as res judicata"

Issuing divorce papers

Once the court is satisfied with the divorce petition, they will issue the petition and supporting documents, including orders and notice of hearings.

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