Glossary of Terms

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The following is a useful glossary of family law related terms used in Scotland:

Q

Quality Time

Is what each parent (and any other “significant adults”) hope to achieve with “children”

Quoad ultra denied

This is Latin shorthand that is used in written pleadings. It literally means that all the rest (of the opponent’s averments) are denied.

Quickie Divorce

Is a divorce under what is called “the simplified procedure” – that is available where the grounds for the divorce are not disputed, where there are no children under the age of 16, and where there are no financial issues under dispute