The Family Law Glossary

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Payments made by one legal parent of a child to another towards the cost of caring for and raising a child. 

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Granting or denying the right to spend a certain amount of time with a child. 

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The process through which a parent-child relationship is legally established or declared non-existent.


The process of ending a marriage or union with a spouse or partner. 

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The distribution of responsibilities for taking care of a child.

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Determining a marriage or union that is legally prohibited to be null and void.

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