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  • What is cause of action?

    Cause of action refers to the availability of a legitimate claim/complaint in law that a person can bring in front of a judge. The claim/complaint has to be supoprted by law. If the law does not recog...

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  • What is caveat emptor?

    It is a latin phrase that means "let the buyer beware" in the context of sale of property. In other words, it refers to instances when the buyer carries the risk of not doing proper due diligence when...

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  • What is charge?

    Charge refers to the crime that a person is accused of....

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  • What is chattel?

    Chattel is a legal term that means oersonal property....

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  • What is child custody?

    Child custody refers to the legal authority and responsibility to make major decisions in a child's life. It is often the case that the person who has custody also provides a home for the child....

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  • What is Child Protective Services (CPS)?

    It is a name of a government agency in many American states that deals with and investigates child abuse and neglect....

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  • What is child support?

    Child support is the money paid by a parent that does not have custody over the child....

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  • What is circumstantial evidence?

    Circumstantial evidence refers to an indirect evidence. It is not based on actual obersvation or knowledge of certain facts. Rather, the person describing such evidence depends on someone else's obers...

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  • What is civil case?

    A civil case is a lawsuit dealing with matters such as breach of contract, property damage, personal injury and any other type of a misconduct that occurs between individual/companies. The government ...

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  • What is civil jurisdiction?

    Civil jurisdiction refers to a court's right to hear civil cases....

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  • What is claim of exemption?

    In some cases, a court may order seizure of a debtor's property in order to pay the debtor's debts. In such circumstances, the debtor may file a document that asks certain property to be exempted from...

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  • What is claim of right to possession?

    It is a form that a tenant of a rental unit that faces eviction can fill to temporariliy halt the eviction from proceeding. There are certain conditions for using this form. It applies when the landlo...

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  • What is claim splitting?

    Claim splitting refers to, quite literally, splitting a claim into smaller claims. The purpose of doing so may be to bring a claim below the maximum damages limit which is normally not allowed. But th...

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  • What is clerk of court?

    A court clerk is a person that is responsible for keeping organized court records, administering oaths to witnesses, and providing other general support....

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  • What is codicil?

    It is a document that shows revisions of an original will. It shows amendments to it such as additions or deletion of certain provisions....

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