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Glossary of Divorce Terms

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Order after Hearing: An order written after a hearing signed by the judge overseeing that hearing.

Order of Examination: A proceeding where a debtor is questioned, under oath, regarding his or her assets.

Order of Protection: Assigned by the court, this order prevents one spouse from doing what is described in the order. Typically regarding harassment, refusal to abide by the order may result in an arrest.

Order to Show Cause: An order scheduled by the court requiring a person involved in a civil case to appear in court to explain why the court should not take a specified action regarding the case.