- covenant marriage
A type of marriage available only in Arizona, Arkansas, and Louisiana, in which the spouses promise that they'll participate in marriage counseling before filing for divorce and agree to a longer waiting period before the divorce can be final. The filing spouse also must allege fault grounds for the divorce. (See: fault divorce, no-fault divorce)Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
- covenant marriage
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
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