Family law glossary - B

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Bailiff   
A person who is authorised to serve (deliver) Court documents on people.
 
Bigamy
The offence committed by any person who marries another person while still being legally married to somebody else.   
 
Brief     
Written instructions prepared by a solicitor to a barrister to appear at a Court hearing on behalf of a client. The brief sets out the facts of the case and any law being relied upon.
 
Bundles           
The documents that are likely to be referred to at Court hearings. Identical bundles are prepared for the judge, witnesses and parties to a case.

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