Article 1 Divorce from Bonds of Matrimony 30-2-1 – 30-2-12
Article 2 Divorce From Bed and Board 30-2-30 – 30-2-31
Article 2A Legal Separation 30-2-40
Article 3 Alimony and Support 30-2-50 – 30-2-58

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 30 > Chapter 2

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • authority: Any public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-28-243.01
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-28-243.01
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, or other obligations representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-28-243.01
  • DETERMINING SUBDIVISION: With respect to an authority, any determining county or determining municipality. See Alabama Code 45-28-243.01
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-28-243.01
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.