For purposes of this chapter, unless otherwise expressly provided, the following definitions shall apply:
“Child Support Schedule” means the formula for calculating in a fair and consistent manner the amount of child support payments equitable in any given situation approved under Article VII of this chapter. The Tribal Court shall use the Child Support Schedule (KTC 10.05.570) as a guideline for its child support orders.
“Community property” generally means property acquired during marriage, except by gift, inheritance or devise to either spouse individually. All property acquired during marriage is presumed to be community property.
“Conference” means a conference conducted by the Karuk Peacemaker Mediation Forum providing for an impartial third party to assist the married parties in determining the prospects of preserving the marital relationship as opposed to instituting or continuing with dissolution proceedings.
“Dissolution” means the act of terminating a marriage (i.e., divorce).
“Family violence” means acts or threats of physical harm that occur among members of the same family, intimate friends, or residents of the same household.
“Irretrievably broken” means that there is no reasonable prospect for reconciliation.
“Parent and child relationship” means the legal relationship existing between a child and his or her natural or adoptive parents incident to which the law confers or imposes rights, privileges, duties, and obligations. It includes the mother and child relationship and the father and child relationship.
“Parenting plan” means a plan for parenting the child, including allocation of parenting functions, which plan is incorporated in any final decree or decree of modification in an action for dissolution of marriage, declaration of invalidity, legal separation, or child custody.
“Separate property” generally means property acquired before marriage or acquired during marriage by either spouse individually as a result of a gift, inheritance or devise. Property acquired after a legal separation is also separate property provided community property did not generate the funds for the acquisition (e.g., money from a community business).
“Temporary parenting plan” means a plan for parenting of the child pending final resolution of any action for dissolution of marriage, declaration of invalidity, legal separation, or child custody.
“Tribal Council” means the Karuk Tribal Council.
“Tribe” means the Karuk Tribe.