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palimony
a substitute for alimony for unmarried couples that have lived together for a long period and then terminated their relationship. The key issue is whether there was an agreement that one partner would support the other in return for the second making a home and performing other domestic duties beyond sexual service. Written palimony contracts are rare, … Full Definition »
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Persons of full age
Persons of full age. – (a) Notwithstanding any general or public law or provision of the common law to the contrary, all persons who have attained the age of eighteen (18) years shall be deemed to be persons of full legal age. (b) These persons shall have all the duties and obligations, rights, and privileges imposed or granted by law upon those persons … Full Definition »
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putative
generally regarded as such; supposed. Examples: putative father, putative marriage. A putative marriage is an apparently valid marriage, entered into in good faith on the part of at least one of the partners, but that is legally invalid due to a technical impediment, such as failure to divorce previous spouse. putative father - The alleged or reputed … 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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