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  • What is collaborative law?

    It is essentially an alternative dispute resolution process where rival parties each retain a lawyer and attempt to negotiate a resolution outside the courtroom....

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  • What is commissioner?

    A commissioner is a person appointed by a court to hear cases and make a legal decision on certain matters....

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  • What is commitment order?

    It is an order made by the court that puts a person into custody such as a jail or mental institution. It can happen if the court sees that the person is dangerous to him/herself and needs to be detai...

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  • abstract of judgment

    An abstract of judgment is a summary of the judgment. The judgment is the court's decision in a case. You could use this to collect monies owed, and in some cases can be used as a lien that you file w...

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  • accessory

    An accessory in a crime is a person that helps someone else commit a crime....

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  • accomplice

    An accomplice in a criminal act, is a person who help someone else commit a crime, either on purpose or not....

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  • accrual

    Accrual in the case of child support would be the total amount of payment that you owe or that are late....

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  • accused

    An accused is the person charged with a crime....

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  • acknowledgment

    An acknowledgement in law is where someone says or testifies that some important point to the case is true....

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  • Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment

    An acknowledgment of satisfaction of judgment is a court form that the judgment creditor must fill out, sign, and file with the court when the judgment is fully paid....

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  • acquittal

    An acquittal is where a person who has been charged with a crime is on trial is found not guilty....

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  • action

    An action in court is the name given to a case where one person sues another person....

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  • active status

    A case is active where there has been no settlement or decision by a judge in the action....

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  • adjournment

    An adjournment is where a case that is supposed to be heard on a particular day has been postponed to be heard on another day....

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  • adjudication

    Adjudication refers to a case or action that is decided by a judge....

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