Family law glossary - O

O

Oath
To call upon God or something sacred to witness that what a person says is the truth.
 
Occupation Order
An Order of the Court controlling the occupation of a property.
 
Official solicitor
A solicitor or barrister appointed by the Lord Chancellor to represent people who are incapable of looking after their own affairs i.e. children or persons suffering from mental incapacity.
 
Order   
A direction of the Court.
 
Oral evidence
Evidence given to the Court given verbally rather than in writing.

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