Glossary of Terms

The following is an alphabetical glossary of terms related to the various Family Law issues handled by our Montreal family law firm:

A
acquest
act of birth
act of marriage
adoption
amicable agreements
amicable divorce
alimony

B
bigamy
break-up of marriage

C
celebration of marriage
child care
child custody
child support
cohabitation
common-law marriage
community of property
compensatory allowance

D
declaration of family residence
de facto separation
dissolution of marriage
dissolution of matrimonial regime
division of assets
divorce
divorce act

F
family patrimony
family residence
filiation

G
guardian, guardianship

H
husband and wife

I
international child abduction
international family law

L
loss of parental authority

M
marriage
marriage certificate
marriage contract
matrimonial regime

N
nullity of marriage

P
parental authority
partition of the family patrimony
partition of the matrimonial regime
partnership of acquests
paternity
pension or retirement plans

Q
quebec pension plan

R
religious marriage

S
separation as to bed and board
separation as to property
spousal support

T
tutorship
tutorship council


U
unmarried couple

 

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