Family law glossary - R

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Residence Order
A Court Order which states who a child should live with. A Residence Order can be in the sole name of one party (sole residence) or in joint names (shared residence).
 
Resident parent
The parent with whom a child lives.
 
Respondent
The person on whom a divorce petition or court application is served.

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