Understanding Legal Terms

Undergoing a family law proceeding is hard enough. And then there’s the legal lingo.

What’s the difference between a “legal separation” and a “divorce”?
What’s the difference between “joint legal custody” and “joint physical custody”?

At a time when you already have a lot to think about, trying to understand complicated legal terms is the last thing you want to do.

That’s where we think our legal term glossary will give you some help.

In this area on our site, we’ll be creating a list of legal terms, giving you both their technical and practical definitions.

We’ll help you understand the terms in general, and we’ll help you understand the sometimes minute details that differentiate them.

Check this section of our site to find answers to your terminology questions.
Of course, you may always contact our experienced, professional family law attorneys and staff for answers to your family law questions.