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Understanding The Language Used In Divorce Proceedings In New York State

 Joanne P. Monagan, Esq., Managing Attorney 

New York residents engaged in the divorce process will encounter legal terms that are necessary to understand as one proceeds through the often lengthy and complex divorce proceedings.

As your attorney, I will always speak with you in plain English and avoid legalese as much as possible.  Sometimes, though, we have to delve into the language of the law.

The definitive source of information about New York’s Divorce and Family Court processes is found on the web site of the New York State Unified Court System.  The “Glossary of Legal Terms” on that site is the most authoritative source when you desire to understand the meaning of legal terminology you are sure to encounter.  The glossary is organized alphabetically, definitions are concise, and you can rely upon the accuracy of the information.  Click here to visit the site: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/divorce/glossary.shtml