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  • execute

    (1) To carry out all terms of a contract or court order; (2) to sign (a document); (3) to kill....

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  • executor

    A person named in a will to carry out the will's instructions and requests. The executor is usually supervised by the probate court. Among other things, the executor takes care of the estate, pays the...

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  • execution of judgment

    Legal process of enforcing a judgment, usually by seizing and/or selling property of the judgment debtor....

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  • exempt assets

    Property of a judgment debtor that is legally protected from being taken to pay the judgment....

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  • exhibit

    A document or an object shown and identified in court as evidence in a case. Normally, the court assigns an identifying letter or number in alphabetical or numerical order before exhibits are offered ...

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  • exonerate

    To clear of blame or to relieve from responsibility....

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  • exonerate bail

    When the court returns money or property to the defendant or bondsman. (See also bail exoneration.)...

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  • ex parte

    These Latin words mean "from 1 side only." An example is a motion that is made without giving notice to the other side. In many courts, even ex parte motions require 24-hour notice to the other side e...

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  • expulsion

    To force a student to leave school....

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  • expunge

    To strike out or erase....

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  • extradition

    Bringing a person that is in custody in 1 state to the authorities of another state where that person has been accused or convicted of a crime....

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  • facilitator

    See Family Law Facilitator....

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  • fair housing organizations

    Government organizations that help renters solve housing discrimination problems....

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  • Family Court Services

    Part of the family court that helps parents with child custody and visitation issues. It provides services like custody mediation or child custody evaluations. To find the Family Court Services depart...

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  • family law court

    A court that hears family matters, like divorce ("dissolution"), legal separation of spouses, annulment of marriage or domestic partnerships, child custody and support, and domestic violence petitions...

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