Divorce Terms – B
BAILIFF – Officer of the court who is responsible for keeping order in the courtroom.
BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD – In regards to child support, visitation, and custody the judge uses this discretionary standard to decide what he thinks is best.
BIGAMY - An illegal act in when someone is married before their previous marriage has been completely terminated.
BILL OF PARTICULARS – Includes all of the information that comes with a petition or a complaint.
BLOOD TEST – A blood drawing process from the child and the parents to determine if the DNA matches.
BRIEF - A written report given to the court outlining the positions of each side.
BURDEN OF PROOF – The spouse must provide evidence to the court for any claims that they make against the opposing spouse.