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MATTER OF LAW

a phrase used to describe an issue that is undecided and can be answered by applying the law to the facts.

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MAGNA CARTA

a Latin phrase meaning great charter and was made in England in 1215 and is the basis of the English constitutional law and liberty.

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MINORS MEDICAL TREATMENT OF

The term when minors need the consent of a parent or guardian for medical treatment except if it is an emergency.

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MENTAL COMPETENCE

term applied to a person’s mental ability and choosing right from wrong and having the ability to express themselves.

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MARSHALING ASSETS

the term given to the list of a persons assets in order of value so they can be given to creditors.

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MEXICAN DIVORCE

This term applies to a divorce decree got in Mexico where it is easier than in the US. Not all states will recognise one.

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MORTGAGE FIRST

a mortgage on a property that takes precedence over any other mortgages and must be paid off first.

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MULTIPLICITY OF ACTIONS OR SUITS

This si a term that is applied to the situation where a plaintiff improperly brings several actions in the one matter.

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MOOT

a term that means an open question, or a thing that is debateable, unsettled or subject to argument.

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MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE

term that is given to a killing of a person that was not premeditated but came from a desire to inflict harm.

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MANUAL LABOR

an other term used to describe the physical labour that is different from a professional or non-labour position.

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MOONLIGHTING

the term that applies to the holding of a second job by a public employee who is supposed to work his job full time.

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MORAL DURESS

term that is used to describe the undue influence that is imposed on one person by another.

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MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT

term applied to a written agreement with details of property settlement in case there is a divorce.

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MARITAL COMMUNICATIONS PRIVILEGE

The term that applies to the principle where a spouse is prevented from revealing a communication of the other.

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MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

The name that is given to the document that is signed by the person who performs the marriage ceremony.

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MIXED MARRIAGE

the term that is given to a marriage that is between people of different races.

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MARITIME TORT

a phrase that represents a civil wrong that is committed at sea.

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MONEY ORDER

the term that is given to an order for money given by a post office or bank.

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MELIORATION

Term that describes improvements or the betterment of something.

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