David’s Divorce Dictionary: J is for Judgment
Definition: In divorce, the term judgment can mean 1) the Court’s ultimate decision, 2) the way each spouse views the behavior of the other, and 3) the internal process by which one makes decisions about strategy or settlement.
Judgments are very powerful in divorce.
Legally, a judgment is the final decision of the court about all of the issues in one’s divorce. It will establish, without any further input, the amount of support, custody of children, division of property, and many other important dictates. However, if one’s case ends up in a court judgment after trial, well, this may be the result of a failure of judgment.