Family law glossary - U

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Undertaking      
A promise made by a party during legal proceedings which can be enforced by law.
 
Unreasonable behaviour
A fact which can be relied upon in divorce proceedings to show that a marriage has irretrievably broken down. The petitioner must show that the respondent’s behaviour has been so unreasonable that the parties can no longer be expected to live together.

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