What do all those acronyms mean? STBX, etc.

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What do all those acronyms mean? STBX, etc.

Unread postby Bolivar » Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:45 pm

BIC = Best Interests of the Child
BIL = Brother In Law
BF = Boyfriend
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
D# = Daughter, age #. e.g. D5 = 5yo daughter
DCS = Department of Child Support
DCW = Dept. of Child Welfare
DH = Divorced Husband or Darling Husband
DV= Domestic Violence
DW = Divorced Wife or Dear Wife
ED = Egg Donor (an uninvolved mother)
EOM = End Of Message
EOW = Every Other Weekend (minimal parenting schedule)
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
IOW = In Other Words
LFH = Lawyer From Hell
LMAO = Laughing My < hindquarters > Off
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
MIL = Mother In Law
MSA = Marital Settlement Agreement
MSOL = Marital Standard Of Living
NCP = Non Custodial Parent
NJ = Nut Job (or possibly New Jersey)
NM = No Message
NOYB = None of Your Business
NT = No Text (same as NM)
OFW= Our Family Wizard
OM = Other Man
OP = Original Poster
OW = Other Woman
OSE = Office of Support Enforcement
OSD/OSS = Oldest Step Daughter/Oldest Step Son
PAS = Parental Alienation Syndrome [do not use anywhere near a judge]
PBFH = Psycho < female dog >/Bastard From Hell
PF = Paternity Fraud
PFV = Paternity Fraud Victim
PKPA = Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act
PO= Protective Order
QDRO = Qualified Domestic Relations Order
R3= Registered Letter, Return Reciept Requested.
RO = Restraining Order
ROFR = Right Of First Refusal (parenting a child trumps third-party caregiver)
ROG = short for 'Interrogatories'
ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My < hindquarters > Off
SAHM = Stay At Home Mom
S# = Son, age #. e.g. S5 = 5yo son
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 or Spousal Support
STBX = Soon To Be Ex
STFU = Please be quiet
SO = Significant Other
SIL = Sister In Law
TRO = Temporary Restraining Order
UIFSA = Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
UCCJA = Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act
WTFU = Wake Up

(Source: Sparc and some local additions)
Last edited by Trevor on Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:16 pm, edited 11 times in total.
Reason: Added NJ, D#, S#, EOW, ROFR
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