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Glossary of Divorce Terms

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Respondent: Defendant. The spouse who is served by the Petitioner with a divorce complaint.

Restraining Order: A court order restraining one spouse from doing something with regards to the other spouse or the children of the two spouses. Typically in conjunction with domestic violence or a custody dispute.