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Basic Law Terms

Question: What does the term Client mean?
Answer: the person for whom the lawyer works

Question: What does Custody mean?
Answer: care of children

Question: What does Contest mean?
Answer: to argue

Question: What does Annul mean?
Answer: to cancel

Question: What does the term Spouse mean in law?
Answer: a husband or a wife

Question: What does Dissolution or Dissolution of Marriage mean?
Answer: another name for divorce

Question: What does Arbitration mean?
Answer: means of resolving disputes using a third party who hears both sides and decides

Question: What does it mean when they say Mediation?
Answer: where a third party facilitates resolving disputes with the goal of voluntary settlement

Question: What is Collaborative Law?
Answer: where before the filing of divorce petition, all parties, including attorneys, agree to work together outside of the courtroom and without judicial involvement

Question: What does Petition mean?
Answer: a paper asking for a divorce from the court

Question: What does To File mean?
Answer: to give a paper to the court/court clerk

Question: What does Summons mean?
Answer: the order from the court that tells you to respond to the petition

Question: What does Support mean in law?
Answer: money paid to a wife, husband or for children