Divorce Terms – J

Aug 8, 2012 by

JOINT LEGAL CUSTODYChild custody in which major decision-making and responsibilities related to the child are shared by both parents. 

JOINT PHYSICAL CUSTODY – When both parents share the physical custody of a child.
 
JOINT PROPERTY – When property is in the name of more than one person.
 
JUDGMENT – The ruling handed down by the court.
 
JUDGMENT OF DIVORCE – The document that is prepared by the attorney and presented to the judge to sign. It is a formal document that states that the spouses are legally divorced. 
 
JURISDICTION - Power possessed by the court in which they can rule on all issues related to the parties, their property and children.
 

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