Understand Your Divorce Attorney: A Glossary of Legal Terms

Sometimes do you feel that the kind of divorce help you need means hiring a translator? Do your eyes glaze over as soon as your divorce attorney starts talking?  Does it sound like s/he is speaking Latin? You aren’t alone. Divorce is complicated and the law does have a very specific language. But that doesn’t mean you can’t figure out what it all means. Just like you might use a travel guide to help you communicate in a foreign country, you can decipher the language of divorce using this helpful glossary written by the American Bar Association.

 

The Language of Divorce. (Click image to view or print)

Glossary of legal terms related to divorce

 

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