Definitions in Family Law Matters

The following are words used in family matters in the courts in Alberta. The definitions given will give you a general idea of the meaning of the term, but will not give the precise legal definition. For more terms, see the FJS Glossary.

Definitions in Family Law Matters

  • Abridge Time

  • Access

  • Act

  • Address for Service

  • Adjourn

  • Adjourn Sine Die

  • Adult Interdependent Relationship

  • Adultery

  • Affidavit of Records

  • Affirm

  • Age of Majority

  • Agent

  • Amend

  • Amicus Curiae

  • Annulment

  • Appeal

  • Appellant

  • Application

  • Appointment for Questioning

  • Apprehend

  • Approval as Being the Order Granted

  • Arbitration

  • Assets

  • Balance of Probabilities

  • Barrister and Solicitor

  • Bigamy

  • Bill of Costs

  • Breach

  • Brief Conflict Intervention (BCI)

  • Case Management

  • Cause of Action

  • Certified copy

  • Chambers

  • Claim

  • Clerk

  • Collusion, Condonation and Connivance

  • Commissioner for Oaths

  • Conduct money

  • Constructive Trust

  • Contempt of Court

  • Corollary Relief

  • Costs

  • Counterclaim

  • Court of Appeal

  • Court of Queen's Bench

  • Court Order

  • Cross Examination

  • Custody Assessment

  • Deponent

  • Desk Divorce

  • Disclosure

  • Discovery

  • Dismissal

  • Divorce Judgment

  • Divorce Judgment and Corollary Relief Order

  • Dower

  • Draft

  • Duty Counsel

  • Evidence

  • Examination for Discovery

  • Exclusive Possession Order

  • Exhibit

  • Expert

  • Frivolous and Vexatious Litigant

  • Gross

  • Guardian

  • Hearsay

  • Home Study

  • Impute income

  • In Loco Parentis

  • Infant

  • Interim Order

  • Interlocutory Order

  • Joint Tenancy

  • Judge

  • Judgment

  • Judicial Centre

  • Jurisdiction

  • Justice

  • Justice of the Peace

  • Lawyer

  • Litigant

  • Litigation Representative

  • Marriage

  • Master

  • Matrimonial Home

  • Matrimonial Property

  • Motion

  • Net

  • Notary Public

  • Notice to Attend

  • Oath

  • Offer to Settle

  • Onus of Proof

  • Opinion

  • Order

  • Originating Application

  • Paralegal

  • Parentage

  • Parenting Assessment

  • Parenting Order

  • Partition and Sale

  • Paternity

  • Peace officer

  • Peremptory

  • Perjury

  • Personal Service

  • Pleadings

  • Practice Note 8 Assessment

  • Practice Note 7 Intervention

  • Preamble

  • Precedent

  • Privilege

  • Pro Bono

  • Provincial Court

  • Questioning

  • Recorded Mail

  • Registry Counter

  • Relief

  • Request for Financial Information

  • Response

  • Retainer

  • Revoke

  • Rules of Court

  • Separation

  • Serve / Service

  • Service Ex Juris

  • Sheriff

  • Spouse

  • Statement

  • Statement of Claim

  • Statute

  • Statutory Declaration

  • Style of Cause

  • Subrogated

  • Substitutional Service Order

  • Supervised Access or Parenting Time

  • Tenancy in Common

  • Transcript

  • Undue Hardship

  • Variation Order

  • Waive

  • Without Prejudice

  • Witness