covenant marriage
A type of marriage available only in Arizona, Arkansas, and Louisiana, in which the spouses promise that they'll participate in marriage counseling before filing for divorce and agree to a longer waiting period before the divorce can be final. The filing spouse also must allege fault grounds for the divorce. (See: fault divorce, no-fault divorce)
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


covenant marriage

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


covenant marriage
A legal union of husband and wife that requires premarital counseling, marital counseling if problems occur, and limited grounds for divorce.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


covenant marriage
A legal union of husband and wife that requires premarital counseling, marital counseling if problems occur, and limited grounds for divorce.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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