Divorce Dictionary T

TAX INTERCEPT

the process by which a child support judgment debtor's federal and state income tax refunds are diverted to pay a support arrearage.

TEMPORARY CUSTODY

an order providing for a spouse's right to have parenting time with his or her child prior to entry of the final judgment of divorce.

TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER

an order of the court prohibiting a party from doing something such as selling or disposing of assets or concealing the children from the other spouse.

TESTIMONY

statements delivered under oath at a hearing or deposition.

TRANSCRIPT

a written presentation of testimony given at a trial or at a deposition.

TRIAL

a formal court hearing to decide the disputed issues filed in the complaint or summons.