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Divorce Dictionary

Term Main definition
Paralegal

One of a wide range of personnel who works in a legal environment but is not as widely qualified as a solicitor or legal executive.

Parental Alienation

Conscious or unconscious behaviour by one parent which distances a child from the other.

Parental Responsibility (PR)

“All the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to a child and his property”.

Parental Responsibility Agreement

Agreement made between the parents of a child when one parent is not on the birth certificate that he (or she) should have parental responsibility.

Parental Responsibility Order (PRO)

Order that a father should be granted parental responsibility for the child concerned where there is no agreement with the mother.

Parenting Agreement

Detailed proposal for the day-to-day shared parenting of a couple’s children after divorce or separation.

Parenting Plan

A proposal for the parenting of a child after separation which will enable parents to produce a parenting agreement.

Parenting Plan

A proposal for the parenting of a child after separation which will enable parents to produce a parenting agreement.

Part-Heard

Case in which a hearing is adjourned until another day because time has run out.

Party Litigant

In Scotland, a litigant who represents himself without a solicitor or barrister.

Paternity Fraud

Fraudulent identification by a mother of a particular man as the father of her child.

Paypal

A payment method

Penal Notice

Notice attached to the terms of an order which enables punishment to be imposed on the party who disregards it.

Pension Attachment Order

Requires a spouse to pay part of his pension to the other party.

Pension Earmarking

Process for arranging that, when a pension comes to be paid, a proportion is paid to the other party.