What do all those acronyms mean?

admin, Saturday 19 May 2012 - 15:14:00

Some of the acronyms used in forums are practically impossible to decipher without a decoder ring, so we've put together a short list of the most commonly used ones. This is by no means a complete list, as new ones are 'born' almost daily, but this list should serve to help you get started.

BIC = Best Interests of the Child
BIL = Brother In Law
BF = Biological Father
BM = Biological Mother
BRB = Be Right Back (used in chat)
BTDT = Been There, Done That
BTW = By The Way
CASA = Court Appointed Special Advocate
CO = Court Order
COC = Change Of Custody
CP = Custodial Parent
CPS = Child Protective Services
CS = Child Support
CSE = Child Support Enforcement
DCS = Department of Child Support
DCW = Dept. of Child Welfare
DH = Divorced Husband or Darling Husband
DW = Divorced Wife or Dear Wife
ED = Egg Donor (an uninvolved mother)
EOM = End Of Message
FOC = Friend Of The Court
FERPA = Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
FIL = Father In Law
FOR = Father Of Record
FOS = Full Of Sh*t
(g) = (grin)
GAL = Guardian Ad Litem
GFG = Gift From God (refers to a child OR a 'stuck-up' ex)
GP = Grand Parents
HOH = Head Of Household
FOC = Friend Of the Court
FIL = Father In Law
FWIW = For What It's Worth
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
LFH = Lawyer From Hell
MIL = Mother In Law
MSA = Marital Settlement Agreement
MSOL = Marital Standard Of Living
NCP = Non Custodial Parent
NM = No Message
NT = No Text (same as NM)
OM = Other Man
OW = Other Woman
OSE = Office of Support Enforcement
OSD/OSS = Oldest Step Daughter/Oldest Step Son
PAS = Parental Alienation Syndrome
PBFH = Psycho Bitch/Bastard From Hell
PF = Paternity Fraud
PFV = Paternity Fraud Victim
PKPA = Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act
QDRO = Qualified Domestic Relations Order
RO = Restraining Order
ROG = short for 'Interrogatories'
SAHM = Stay At Home Mom
SC = Step Child or Children
SF = Step Father
SM = Step Mother
SD = Step Daughter
SD = Sperm Donor (an uninvolved father)
SIL = Sister In Law
SKIDS = Step Kids
SS = Step Son
STBX = Soon To Be Ex
SO = Significant Other
SIL = Sister In Law
TRO = Temporary Restraining Order
UIFSA = Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
UCCJA = Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act

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