Legal Articles

DEBT FRAUDULENT

the name of the debt where the person who owes the money to the creditor has deceived him by defrauding him.

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DEVISE AND BEQUEATH

a phrase used in wills showing the transfer of gifts and property.

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DULY QUALIFIED

This means that a person is trained and prepared to perform tasks or to fulfil an office.

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DISORDER MENTAL

This term applies to any mental disease caused by an emotional illness or is organic in origin.

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DERIVATIVE EVIDENCE

the term that is given to evidence that has followed on from illegally collected evidence.

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DE MINIMIS

a Latin phrase that means of a trifling consequence and a matter that is so small that the court does not wish to even consider it.

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DIVISIBLE DIVORCE DOCTRINE

the concept that is behind a valid divorce that has dissolved the marriage.

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DEFICIENCY ON FORECLOSURE

This term is given to any money that is still owing after a mortgage is foreclosed.

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DENATURALIZE

the term that is used in order to deprive a person of their citizenship.

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DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE

a judgement that dismisses a case due to the plaintiff’s contentions not being proved.

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DAMAGES PUNITIVE

the compensation that is in excess of the damages that are awarded as a punishment for the defendant.

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DUE COMPENSATION

This term applies to the recompense that a person is entitled to receive.

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DECREE CONSENT

The term that states that a decision has been agreed to by both of the parties involved and has been made and sanctioned by a court.

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DEFECTIVE PLEADING

This term is applied to a pleading that hasn’t met the minimum standards of accuracy or is insufficient.

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DRUG ABUSE

a term used to describe the actions of a person who self-administers drug that are dangerous and or harmful.

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DISREGARDING TESTIMONY

a testimony that is not relevant to the issues for consideration.

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DIRECT EXAMINATION

the examination of a witness by the party who called him to court.

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DERANGED

a word that means to be of unsound mind or to incompetent mentally.

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DELETION

This word means to cross out or remove words from a document.

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DELIBERATIONS OF A JURY

where the jury sorts through all of the evidence and the facts of a case before they make a decision.

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