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  • verification

    An oral or written statement, usually made under oath, saying that something is true....

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  • violation

    A breach of a right, duty, or law....

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  • Visitation

    A plan for how the parents will share time with their children. Also called time-share....

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  • voir dire

    The process by which judges and lawyers select members of the jury by questioning them to make sure they can fairly decide the case....

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  • wage assignment

    A legal procedure that requires the employer of a?judgment debtor to withhold a portion of the judgment debtor's wages to satisfy a judgment.? Also used to order an employer to transfer (or assign) pa...

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  • wage attachment

    An involuntary transfer of a portion of an employee's wage payment to repay a debt. (See also income withholding, wage withholding.)...

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  • wage garnishment

    A legal procedure that requires the employer of a judgment debtor to withhold a portion of the judgment debtor's wages to satisfy a judgment. Also used to order an employer to transfer (or assign) par...

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  • wage withholding

    A legal procedure that allows deductions to be made from wages or income on a regular schedule. The deductions are used to pay a debt, like child support. Wage withholding often is incorporated into a...

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  • waiver

    To give up a legal right voluntarily, intentionally, and with full knowledge of the consequences....

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  • waiver of rights form

    A form signed by a defendant and the judge recording which, if any, legal rights are waived (or given up) by the defendant....

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  • ward of the court

    A minor that is under the care and control of the juvenile court and not his or her parent(s)....

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  • warrant

    A written order issued and signed by a judge or judicial officer directing a peace officer to take specific action. Can be (1) an arrest warrant?Xorders a peace officer to arrest and bring to the cour...

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  • warranty of habitability

    A promise that goes with the rental of residential property that it will be fit for people to live in (habitable), including working plumbing, gas, electrical and heating systems, hot and cold running...

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  • will

    A legal paper that lists a person's wishes about what will happen to his or her personal property after death....

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  • without prejudice

    A term used when rights or privileges are not waived or lost. A dismissal of a lawsuit without prejudice means a new suit can be brought on the same cause of action if it is within the statute of limi...

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