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Legal Terms Glossary

The Legal Terms, Acronyms, and Abbreviations That Relate to Family Law


As a single parent, you should be familiar with the following legal terms related to family law and child support enforcement:




Automated Administrative Enforcement
Bird's Nest Custody
Child Support

Custodial Parent
Deadbeat Parent

Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998
Guardian Ad Litem
In Arrears
Legal Custody
Non-custodial Parent

Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
Physical Custody

Presumption of Paternity
Single Parent

Single Parent Family

Sole Custody

Split Custody
Title IV-D

Title IV-D Agency

Title IV-D Recipient

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