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  • conform copies

    To get or file copies of an original document....

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  • consecutive sentences

    Sentences that you serve one after the other. For example, if you have consecutive sentences of 10 years and 5 years, you must serve a total of 15 years. (Compare with concurrent sentences.)...

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  • conservatee

    Someone that can't take care of themselves and has a caretaker (called the "conservator") that the court picked....

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  • conservator

    Someone picked by the court to either take care of someone that can't take care of themselves (called a "conservatee") or take care of the property of the conservatee, or both....

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  • conservator of the estate

    A person or business picked by a judge to handle the financial matters of a person when the judge decides that the person (called the "conservatee") can't do it....

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  • conservator of the person

    A person or business picked by a judge to care for and protect a person when the judge decides that the person (called the "conservatee") can't do it....

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  • conservatorship

    A court proceeding where a judge appoints a caretaker for an adult that is unable to care for him or herself....

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  • consolidation of actions

    When at least 2 cases that involve the same people are grouped together. (Compare with coordination of cases.)...

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  • Constitution

    The central law of our country that sets up the creation, character, and organization of its power and how that power is exercised. The rules and principles, descriptions of the government's power, an...

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  • Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)

    Federal law that limits how much money can be taken from someone's paycheck to pay for child support. States can set their own limits as long as these limits are not higher than the federal ones....

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  • contempt

    When doing something or not doing (or saying) something prevents justice from being had or hurts the honor, respect, or authority of the court. This includes ignoring or disobeying a court order on pu...

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  • contested

    A kind of case where both sides present evidence....

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  • continuance

    Putting off a court case to a later date. (See adjournment; compare with recess.)...

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  • continued

    Postponed, or put off to a later date....

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  • continuing exclusive jurisdiction

    Theory that only one support order should be valid between the same people at a time. And when a court hears a child support case, it can add to and change that order. The court of continuing exclusiv...

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