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Derek Asbury

Family Law, Divorce, Criminal, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

William Karl Holman

Traffic, Immigration, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

Floyd Collins Dailey

Family Law, Divorce, Civil Rights, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  35 Years

Jason Bock Netzley

Traffic, Family Law, Divorce, DUI-DWI
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years
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Stephen Michael Morris

Litigation, Divorce & Family Law, Collection, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  26 Years

Amira Lucia Vicari

Municipal, Family Law, Administrative Law, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           

Kevin Edward Penrhyn-lowe

Traffic, Estate, Divorce, DUI-DWI
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Kevin Penrhyn-lowe

Traffic, Estate, Divorce, DUI-DWI
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Elizabeth Teresa Arcot

Family Law, Divorce, Divorce & Family Law, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

Karl Robert Niebuhr

Social Security -- Disability, Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

CLOSE CORPORATION

A corporation owned and operated by a few individuals, often members of the same family, rather than by public shareholders. State laws permit close corporation... (more...)
A corporation owned and operated by a few individuals, often members of the same family, rather than by public shareholders. State laws permit close corporations to function more informally than regular corporations. For example, shareholders can make decisions without holding meetings of the board of directors, and can fill vacancies on the board without a vote of the shareholders.

GUARDIAN

An adult who has been given the legal right by a court to control and care for a minor or her property. Someone who looks after a child's property is called a '... (more...)
An adult who has been given the legal right by a court to control and care for a minor or her property. Someone who looks after a child's property is called a 'guardian of the estate.' An adult who has legal authority to make personal decisions for the child, including responsibility for his physical, medical and educational needs, is called a 'guardian of the person.' Sometimes just one person will be named to take care of all these tasks. An individual appointed by a court to look after an incapacitated adult may also be known as a guardian, but is more frequently called a conservator.

CRUELTY

Any act of inflicting unnecessary emotional or physical pain. Cruelty or mental cruelty is the most frequently used fault ground for divorce because as a practi... (more...)
Any act of inflicting unnecessary emotional or physical pain. Cruelty or mental cruelty is the most frequently used fault ground for divorce because as a practical matter, courts will accept minor wrongs or disagreements as sufficient evidence of cruelty to justify the divorce.

SOLE CUSTODY

An arrangement whereby only one parent has physical and legal custody of a child and the other parent has visitation rights.

MARITAL TERMINATION AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

CASE

A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, 'I filed my small claims case.' 'Case' also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appe... (more...)
A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, 'I filed my small claims case.' 'Case' also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appellate case, a panel of judges. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion is commonly referred to as the Roe v. Wade case. Finally, the term also describes the evidence a party submits in support of her position -- for example, 'I have made my case' or ''My case-in-chief' has been completed.'

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.

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.

PHYSICAL CUSTODY

The right and obligation of a parent to have his child live with him. Compare legal custody.

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