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Tangible personal property memorandum (TPPM)
A legal document that is referred to in a will and used to guide the distribution of tangible personal property.
Any form of action by a court granting one of the parties an order to protect its interest pending further action by the court.
Temporary restraining order
A judge’s order forbidding certain actions until a full hearing can be held. Usually of short duration. Often referred to as a TRO.
The legal ability to make a will.
A trust set up by a will.
Person who makes a will (female: testatrix)
The evidence given by a witness under oath. It does not include evidence from documents and other physical evidence.
A person, business or government agency not actively involved in a legal proceeding, agreement, or transaction.
Third party claim
An action by the defendant that beings a third party into a lawsuit.
Actual number of days served in jail.
Legal ownership of property, usually real property or automobiles.
An injury or wrong committed on the person or property of another. A tort is an infringement on the rights of an individual, but not founded in a contract. The most common tort action is a suit for damages sustained in an automobile accident.
A written, word
Cases going from one court or one jurisdiction to another.
A formal denial of allegations.
A finding by a grand jury that there is sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal charge.
An exact copy of a written instrument.
A legal device used to manage real or personal property, established by one person (the grantor or settlor) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary). A third person (the trustee) or the grantor manages the trust.
Trust agreement or declaration
The legal document that sets up a living trust. Testamentary trusts are set up in a will.
The person or institution that manages the property put in trust.
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