Quality of Life Law and Legal Definition

Quality of life refers to subjective well-being. It reflects the difference, the gap, between the hopes and expectations of a person and their present experience. The best way of approaching quality of life measurement is to measure the extent to which people's happiness requirements are met.

The following is an example if a case law on quality of life:

Where the general quality of life for the custodial parent is enhanced the child's quality of life is indirectly enhanced. Preserving the children's relationship with their father must be weighed against the enhancement of the quality of life for both the mother and her children. [In re Marriage of Miroballi, 225 Ill. App. 3d 1094 (Ill. App. Ct. 1991)].