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Glossary of Legal Terms

We set out below a list of family law terminology to try and assist you in better understand what lawyers are talking about and some of the specific terms used. This glossary provides general information only. Specialist professional advice should always be taken and we cannot accept any liability for reliance on it.

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EU Member State

The most up to date list of EU member states can be found on http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/member-countries/

Ex Parte

This means a hearing without the other party present. Such hearings are used in matters of emergency and are often followed a few days or so later by a fuller hearing with the other party in attendance. These hearings are often now called "without notice".

 

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