Divorce Terms – H
HABITUAL RESIDENCE - Where a person resides permanently for legal purposes.
HARDSHIP - The lack of ability for a parent to provide support for their child because of financial strain.
HEALTH INSURANCE ORDER – A court order in which the parent without custody of the children is to purchase dental and health insurance and put their children on the plan.
HEARING – Any proceeding that takes place before the court in which testimony is presented and arguments are heard.
HEARSAY - What a person claims they heard from someone else. Usually hearsay cannot be used as evidence in a trial.
HOSTILE WITNESS – A witness who shows prejudice during their testimony.