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guardian
A legally responsible person. A person that protects another. Parents are generally considered guardians of their children. A married woman is a joint guardian of her children with her husband, with equal powers, rights and duties in regard to them. Upon the death of either father or mother, the surviving parent of a child likely to be born, or of … Full Definition »
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guardian ad litem
In most jurisdictions, an attorney, before entering upon his duties as a guardian ad litem shall file a consent to act and a statement of no interest adverse to or in conflict with the person under disability. Guardians ad item shell be compensated for their services. I.g, in NY, they can be paid either from the estate,or the interest of the person … Full Definition »
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Antenuptial agreement
Antenuptial agreement, also known as Prenuptial Agreement, means an agreement between a man and woman before marriage, but in contemplation and generally in consideration of marriage, by which the property rights and interests of the prospective husband and wife, or both of them, are determined, or where property is secured to either or both of them, to … Full Definition »
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