Glossary of Divorce Terms
Beneficiary: A person documented to receive the benefit of a will or insurance policy. Usually a spouse or children of the willed or policy holder.
Best Interest of the Child: The discretion of the court with respect to support, visitation and custody of children in a divorce and / or separation.
Bigamy: A criminal offense involving marrying someone while a previous spouse is still living and no divorce has occurred.
Bill of Particulars: Specific information attached to a complaint or petition regarding the complaint.
Biological Parent: A true biological parent of a child by blood.
Brief: The document explaining the particular details of a case presented to the court.
Burden of Proof: Any claim made against an opposing spouse must be proven to the court with sufficient evidence.