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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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Talaq

An Islamic divorce. Provided there is some official element to the divorce and it is not a transnational divorce, it will often be recognised in England.

Tenancy in Common

See Severance of Joint Tenancy.

Transnational Divorce

A divorce commenced in one country and concluded in another. They are not recognised as foreign divorces under English law.

 

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