§ 170 Action for Divorce
§ 170-A Special Action
§ 171 When Divorce Denied, Although Adultery Proved
§ 172 Co-Respondent as Party
§ 173 Jury Trial
§ 175 Legitimacy of Children

Terms Used In New York Laws > Domestic Relations > Article 10 - Action for Divorce

  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.