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John T Mercer

Real Estate, Criminal, Elder Law, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  44 Years

Michael Lewis Finch

Family Law, Corporate, Credit & Debt, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Ronald Allen Collins

Military, Elder Law, Family Law, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

Laurie J Hart

Divorce & Family Law, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute, Military & Veterans Appeals
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years
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Lawrence E Johnson

Family Law, Contract
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Keri Jo Smith

Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  17 Years

Steven A Heinrich

Family Law, Elder Law, Contract, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Mike Flinn

Criminal, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  26 Years

Karen J Zorn

Criminal, Family Law, Juvenile Law
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  36 Years

Annette Gisele deBellefeuille

Estate, Power of Attorney, Divorce & Family Law
Status:  Suspended           Licensed:  29 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

CENSUS

An official count of the number of people living in a certain area, such as a district, city, county, state, or nation. The United States Constitution requires ... (more...)
An official count of the number of people living in a certain area, such as a district, city, county, state, or nation. The United States Constitution requires the federal government to perform a national census every ten years. The census includes information about the respondents' sex, age, family, and social and economic status.

MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

FAMILY COURT

A separate court, or more likely a separate division of the regular state trial court, that considers only cases involving divorce (dissolution of marriage), ch... (more...)
A separate court, or more likely a separate division of the regular state trial court, that considers only cases involving divorce (dissolution of marriage), child custody and support, guardianship, adoption, and other cases having to do with family-related issues, including the issuance of restraining orders in domestic violence cases.

DISSOLUTION

A term used instead of divorce in some states.

BEST INTERESTS (OF THE CHILD)

The test that courts use when deciding who will take care of a child. For instance, an adoption is allowed only when a court declares it to be in the best inter... (more...)
The test that courts use when deciding who will take care of a child. For instance, an adoption is allowed only when a court declares it to be in the best interests of the child. Similarly, when asked to decide on custody issues in a divorce case, the judge will base his or her decision on the child's best interests. And the same test is used when judges decide whether a child should be removed from a parent's home because of neglect or abuse. Factors considered by the court in deciding the best interests of a child include: age and sex of the child mental and physical health of the child mental and physical health of the parents lifestyle and other social factors of the parents emotional ties between the parents and the child ability of the parents to provide the child with food, shelter, clothing and medical care established living pattern for the child concerning school, home, community and religious institution quality of schooling, and the child's preference.

CONSUMMATION

The actualization of a marriage. Sexual intercourse is required to 'consummate' a marriage. Failure to do so is grounds for divorce or annulment.

DEFAULT DIVORCE

See uncontested divorce.

STIRPES

A term used in wills that refers to descendants of a common ancestor or branch of a family.

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION

Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information b... (more...)
Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information be kept in confidence. The law recognizes certain parties whose communications will be considered confidential and protected, including spouses, doctor and patient, attorney and client, and priest and confessor. Communications between these individuals cannot be disclosed in court unless the protected party waives that protection. The intention that the communication be confidential is critical. For example, if an attorney and his client are discussing a matter in the presence of an unnecessary third party -- for example, in an elevator with other people present -- the discussion will not be considered confidential and may be admitted at trial. Also known as privileged communication.