Family Law

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Family Law
2010-02-11 13:56:09
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chapter 1 terms
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  1. family law
    the body of law that defines relationships, rights and duties in the formation, existence, and dissolution of marriage and other family units
  2. common law
    judge -made law in absence of statutory or other controlling law
  3. interrogatories
    a written set of factual questions sent by one party to another before the trial begins
  4. bias

    an inclination or tendency to think and to act in a certain way. a danger of prejudgment
  5. conflict of interest
    divided loyalty that actually or potentially places a person at a disadvantage even though he or she is owed undivided loyalty
  6. holding
    the court's answer to a legal issue in an opinion
  7. primary authority
    any law that a court could rely on in reaching its conclusion
  8. secondary authority
    any non law that a court could rely on in reaching its conclusion
  9. legal treatise
    a book written by a private individual that provides an overview, summary, or commentary on a legal topic
  10. annotation
    a set of notes or commentaries on something. the most widely used annotations are those printed in American Law Reports