Peace Talks Glossary
Peace Talks Glossary
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Deduction allowed by federal estate tax law for all property which passes
to a surviving spouse, irrespective of the amount, free of tax.
Gifts between spouses are exempt from gift tax. However, the marital deduction
does not apply to gifts from a citizen spouse to a non-citizen spouse.
Marital property describes the assets and debts that you will accumulate
together once you are married.
A written document that outlines the
financial, support, and custody arrangements which is signed by both parties
and approved by the court.
All property left by a deceased spouse to a surviving spouse is exempt
union between two adults
This term may refer to the legal contract implied by getting married,
i.e., in California, by getting married you are subjecting yourself to
the California family court laws and marriage laws. It may also refer
to a premarital agreement, prenuptial agreement, or antenuptial agreement,
which is an agreement made between a man and a woman before marrying in
which they give up future rights to each other's property in the event
of divorce or death.
Counseling on marital problems and disagreements. every relationship experiences
its ups and downs. It’s hard to know when your relationship is truly over
because it’s a process, not an event. A therapist may be able to help
you sort through your feelings, either individually or as a couple. The
book Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay A Step-by-Step Guide to Help
You Decide Whether to Stay in or Get Out of Your Relationship, by Mira
Kirshenbaum, may be helpful, as well as many of Dr. John Gottman’s books, www.gottman.com
intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement,
or Compromise. Divorce Mediation and Custody Mediation are a way to resolve
your divorce or custody dispute which lets you keep full control of the
outcome. The only people making decisions are those involved in the dispute,
unlike arbitration or litigation where a judge or an arbitrator makes
the final decision.
This term may refer to attorneys who act as mediators and who have specialized
mediation training, or attorneys who represent clients whose cases are
in mediation with a 3rd party mediator. Sometimes these are referred to
as mediation friendly attorneys, meaning that while the attorney may handle
litigation cases, he or she also understands the value of settlement and
party negotiator who acts as a link between parties who reconciles disputes.
Divorce Mediation and custody mediation typically consist of several joint
meetings between spouses (or parents, if you are not married) which last
3-4 hours each. During those meetings, you and your spouse discuss the
issues which need to be resolved in your case. The mediator is there to
facilitate the discussion, assist with communication, provide information
and suggestions, and use specialized training to assist the two of you
to resolve your differences and write up an agreement which is fair to
both of you, and, if you have children, in their best interests as well.
the age of 18 years.
instrument which is recorded on the land records to prove the security
for the repayment of a debt, typically against real property.