§ 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

  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.