Those areas of the law pertaining to families, i.e., marriage, divorce, child custody, juvenile, paternity, etc.
Federal Bureau of (FBI)
A federal agency which investigates all violations of federal Investigation laws.
A serious criminal offense. Under federal law any offense punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
To place a paper in the official custody of the clerk of court/court administrator to enter into the files or records of a case.
The fee required for filing various documents.
Formal conclusion by a judge or regulatory agency on issues of fact. Also, a conclusion by a jury regarding a fact.
A court proceeding upon default in a mortgage to vest title in the mortgagee.
A cancellation. A legal action whereby a contract purchaser following default loses all his interest in the property.
A false representation of a matter of fact which is intended to deceive another.