Divorce Terms – O
OBJECTION – A verbal protest by a lawyer when something inappropriate is presented during the deposition or the trial.
OBLIGEE – A person who is owed money or property according to a judgment.
OBLIGOR – A person who owes money or property according to a judgment.
ORDER – Courts ruling on a specific issue.
ORDER AFTER HEARING - An order signed by a judge issued after a hearing.
ORDER OF EXAMINATION - A questioning under oath in which a debtor is questioned about their specific assets.
ORDER OF PROTECTION – Usually applies in a case where a spouse is harassing the other. The order usually states that if a spouse does not abide by court guidelines they could be arrested, and face possible jail times.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - An order that requires a party in a civil action to make an appearance in court.