Maintenance - Money one spouse pays to the other for ongoing financial support on a regular basis, either just for the spouse or for children too.

Maintenance pending suit - If the divorce may take some time, temporary maintenance can be requested pending the end of the divorce.

Matrimonial home - A property where the married couple lives or have lived together. It can either be rented or owned.

Mediation – A process in which an impartial third person assists those involved in a family breakdown to reach their own agreed and informed decisions about some or all of the issues relating to or arising from the separation, divorce, children, finance or property.

Minutes of order - This is when draft terms of agreement go before the court with a request that a consent order be made in the same terms.

Mortgagee - This is usually a bank or building society, but it can be anyone, that lends you money to buy a property on the security of the property.

Mortgagor - This is the borrower who obtains the mortgage.

Non-molestation Order - This order is to prohibit someone using or threatening violence against you or intimidating, harassing or pestering you.

Occupation Order - An order which regulates occupation rights to the matrimonial home. A spouse can be excluded from the home or from a certain part of it.