Legal Terminology and Law Definition of Family Law

putative
generally regarded as such; supposed. Examples: putative father, putative marriage. A putative marriage is an apparently valid marriage, entered into in good faith on the part of at least one of the partners, but that is legally invalid due to a technical impediment, such as failure to divorce previous spouse. putative father - The alleged or reputed … Full Definition »
Law topic: Divorce & Separation << Legal issue: Family Law
separation agreement
a written agreement between a husband and wife whereby they agree to live separate and apart from each other. A separation agreement may also: Settle the property rights of the parties; Provide for child support; Provide for the allocation of custodial responsibility and the determination of decision-making responsibility for the children of the … Full Definition »
Law topic: Divorce & Separation << Legal issue: Family Law
spousal support
Spousal support can be defined as the payment for support of an ex-spouse (or a spouse while a divorce is pending) ordered by the court. spousal support is more commonly called alimony. Spousal support is calculated based on the length of the marriage, both parties' income, standard of living, etc. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Divorce & Separation << Legal issue: Family Law
Standby guardian
- a person judicially appointed as standby guardian of the person and/or property of an infant whose authority becomes effective upon the incapacity or death of the infant's parent, legal guardian, legal custodian or primary caretaker or upon the consent of the parent, legal guardian, legal custodian or primary caretaker; or upon the … Full Definition »
Law topic: Foster Care << Legal issue: Family Law
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Persons of full age
Persons of full age. – (a) Notwithstanding any general or public law or provision of the common law to the contrary, all persons who have attained the age of eighteen (18) years shall be deemed to be persons of full legal age. (b) These persons shall have all the duties and obligations, rights, and privileges imposed or granted by law upon those persons … Full Definition »
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