Divorce Dictionary

Unfamiliar with a term? Need to clarify a definition? This comprehensive dictionary of words commonly used during the divorce process can help.
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Impeachment The act of proving a witness is not credible due to inconsistent statements or other conflicting evidence.
In camera When preceedings are held in the chambers of a judge without the participating parties. This is usually the procedure followed when children testify.
Income and expense declaration The form completed by a parent under oath stating that parent's income, assets, expenses and liabilities. The document is used to help determine child support to be paid by the non - custodial parent.
Incorporation Part of civil law, making one document part of another. For example, the Agreement becomes part of the Decree in Divorce.
Injunction A court order preventing someone from doing a particular act which is likely to cause physical, mental injury or property loss of another individual.
Intangible assets Items of personal property; examples; franchises, trademarks, patents, copyrights, goodwill.
Intangible value A value that cannot be imputed to any part of the physical property.
Intercept A process by which CSE agencies take part of a noncustodial parent's unemployment insurance payments, disability insurance payments, income tax returns and lottery gains to pay child support arrearages owed by the noncustodial parent.
Interlocutory hearing Any hearing at which a pretrial or court ruling is requested.
Interrogatories A group of questions served upon the opposing party to gain knowledge pertaining to the issues in the matrimonial proceedings.
Inventory and appraisement A listing and valuation of properties owned by the parties seeking a divorce.
Investment analysis A process in which the attractiveness of an investment is measured by analyzing ratios.