Unfamiliar with a term? Need to clarify a definition? This comprehensive dictionary of words commonly used during the divorce process can help.
|Habitual residence||The place where a person resides - "as of habit" or permanently, for the purposes of the law.|
|Hardship||The inability of a parent to support his or her children because of a financial strain.|
|Health insurance order||A court order that instructs the non - custodial parent to purchase health and dental insurance for the children and to add them to the policy.|
|Hearing||Any proceeding that takes place before a court where testimony is given and arguments are heard.|
|Hearsay||Something a person claims he or she was told by someone else. Often hearsay cannot be used as evidence in a trial.|
|Hold harmless||A phrase used to describe an agreement by which one person agrees to assume full liability for an obligation and protect another from any loss or expense from that obligation.|
|Hostile witness||A witness who shows prejudice during testimony that the party who called him or her will actually do a cross - examination.|