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Bret Alan Spaeth

Juvenile Law, Family Law, Insurance, Medical Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           

Patterson W. Higgins

Traffic, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

Kelton Keith Smith

Divorce & Family Law, Family Law, Workers' Compensation, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

Stephanie Michelle Wykes

Federal Appellate Practice, Family Law, Criminal, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years
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Teresa Sue Glover

Juvenile Law, Estate, Family Law, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

Elliott Thomas Werth

Juvenile Law, Litigation, Family Law, Elder Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  5 Years

Jeffrey John Whitman

Real Estate, Federal Appellate Practice, Family Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  43 Years

John Cornell Filkins

Health Care Other, Family Law, Corporate, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

Donald James Rasmussen

Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Federal Appellate Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Steven Michael Powell

Corporate, Personal Injury, Family Law, Juvenile Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

RESPONDENT

A term used instead of defendant or appellee in some states -- especially for divorce and other family law cases -- to identify the party who is sued and must r... (more...)
A term used instead of defendant or appellee in some states -- especially for divorce and other family law cases -- to identify the party who is sued and must respond to the petitioner's complaint.

PETITIONER

A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly div... (more...)
A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly divorce and other family law cases.

MARITAL PROPERTY

Most of the property accumulated by spouses during a marriage, called community property in some states. States differ as to exactly what is included in marital... (more...)
Most of the property accumulated by spouses during a marriage, called community property in some states. States differ as to exactly what is included in marital property; some states include all property and earnings dring the marriage, while others exclude gifts and inheritances.

INJUNCTION

A court decision that is intended to prevent harm--often irreparable harm--as distinguished from most court decisions, which are designed to provide a remedy fo... (more...)
A court decision that is intended to prevent harm--often irreparable harm--as distinguished from most court decisions, which are designed to provide a remedy for harm that has already occurred. Injunctions are orders that one side refrain from or stop certain actions, such as an order that an abusive spouse stay away from the other spouse or that a logging company not cut down first-growth trees. Injunctions can be temporary, pending a consideration of the issue later at trial (these are called interlocutory decrees or preliminary injunctions). Judges can also issue permanent injunctions at the end of trials, in which a party may be permanently prohibited from engaging in some conduct--for example, infringing a copyright or trademark or making use of illegally obtained trade secrets. Although most injunctions order a party not to do something, occasionally a court will issue a 'mandatory injunction' to order a party to carry out a positive act--for example, return stolen computer code.

HOME STUDY

An investigation of prospective adoptive parents to make sure they are fit to raise a child, required by all states. Common areas of inquiry include financial s... (more...)
An investigation of prospective adoptive parents to make sure they are fit to raise a child, required by all states. Common areas of inquiry include financial stability, marital stability, lifestyles and other social factors, physical and mental health and criminal history.

MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

JOINT CUSTODY

An arrangement by which parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (in which both parents have a... (more...)
An arrangement by which parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (in which both parents have a say in decisions affecting the child) joint physical custody (in which the child spends a significant amount of time with both parents) or, very rarely, both.

QUALIFIED MEDICAL CHILD SUPPORT ORDER (QMSCO)

A court order that provides health benefit coverage for the child of the noncustodial parent under that parent's group health plan.

ADOPTION

A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship rec... (more...)
A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship recognized for all legal purposes -- including child support obligations, inheritance rights and custody.