Divorce Terms – F
FAMILY COURT – The court which hold jurisdiction over divorce, child support and other similar issues.
FATHER’S RIGHTS – Legal concepts and principles which promote the thought that custody decisions should not discriminate against the father.
FAULT – BASED DIVORCE – The category of divorce that is granted if one member of the marriage is at fault for some kind of marital misconduct.
FILE – To deliver a document to the clerk of the court personally so that said document can be incorporated in the official records of a case.
FINAL JUDGMENT – The judgment of a matter as the result of a judge’s decision. Because of potential appeal, it is not final until a certain period of time has passed.
FOREIGN ORDER – An order by the court that is issued by another county, state or nation that is outside the jurisdiction in which the custodial parent permanently resides.
FOUNDATION – The actual evidence that must be presented in prior to asking certain questions or using documentary evidence on trial.