§ 220 Special proceeding to dissolve marriage on the ground of absence
§ 221 Procedure

Terms Used In New York Laws > Domestic Relations > Article 12 - Dissolution of Marriage On Ground of Absence

  • Detention: means the temporary care and maintenance of children away from their own homes, as defined in section five hundred two of the executive law. See N.Y. Family Court Law 301.2
  • Dispositional hearing: means a hearing to determine whether the respondent requires supervision, treatment or confinement. See N.Y. Family Court Law 301.2
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Permanency hearing: means an initial hearing or subsequent hearing held in accordance with the provisions of this article for the purpose of reviewing the foster care status of the respondent and the appropriateness of the permanency plan developed by the commissioner of social services or the office of children and family services. See N.Y. Family Court Law 301.2
  • Presentment agency: means the agency or authority which pursuant to section two hundred fifty-four or two hundred fifty-four-a is responsible for presenting a juvenile delinquency petition. See N.Y. Family Court Law 301.2
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Respondent: means the person against whom a juvenile delinquency petition is filed pursuant to section 310. See N.Y. Family Court Law 301.2
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Secure facility: means a residential facility in which the respondent may be placed under this article, which is characterized by physically restricting construction, hardware and procedures, and is designated as a secure facility by the division for youth. See N.Y. Family Court Law 301.2