A list of family law terminology to help better understand what lawyers are talking about and some of the specific terms used. This glossary provides general information only. Professional advice should always be taken and we cannot accept any liability for reliance on it.
Agreement arises when the general terms of settlement and agreement have been reached. Even if the specific terms of a draft court order cannot be agreed or one party tries to back out, a court may be prepared to make an order in the terms reached and/or decide unagreed issues of implementation or minor issues still unresolved.