Dealing with any financial issues is stressful and worrying. We do not want the legal process and the wording we use to make the situation worse so we strive to keep legal jargon to a minimum. We appreciate you will come across terms you may not understand so we have tried to explain these as clearly as possible in the definitions below, so that you fully understand the process you are going through.
If you need further explanation then please do contact us.
When a court hearing is moved to another date.
The formal term for the financial issues flowing from a divorce.
In the event that an Order is wrong in law, the process where a party applies to a superior Court to reverse the decision.
The person making the application to the court.
Items of monetary value which can include land, buildings, bank accounts and investments as well as personal items like furniture and jewellery.
An order which regulates where a child lives and how they spend their time with each parent. Only made if there is a dispute between the parents that they cannot resolve between themselves or through mediation. If there is no dispute no order is required.
An order made by agreement between the parties. Can be made at court or in writing. If in writing and in relation to financial matters it usually means the parties do not need to attend a court hearing.
The legal costs charged by your solicitor and/or barrister for working on your behalf in relation to the claim together with any expenses in relation to this (see also Disbursements).
Where one party is ordered to pay the other’s legal fees.
Rare in family cases except where the Respondent is ordered to pay the Petitioner’s divorce costs.
Another term for a barrister.