garnishee
A third party, usually a bank or an employer, who has been notified that money or property in his or her hands but belonging to a defendant has been seized by a court order. … Full Definition »
Law topic: General Civil Litigation << Legal issue: Litigation
garnishment
is a means of collecting a monetary judgment against a defendant by ordering a third party (the garnishee) to pay money, otherwise owed to the defendant, directly to the plaintiff. … Full Definition »
Law topic: General Civil Litigation << Legal issue: Litigation
garnishment of wages
Wage garnishment occurs when an employer withholds the earnings of an individual for the payment of a debt as the result of a court order or other equitable procedure. Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) prohibits an employer from discharging an employee because his or her earnings have been subject to garnishment for any one debt, … Full Definition »
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General Partnership
A California General Partnership must have two or more persons engaged in a business for profit. Except as otherwise provided by law, all partners are liable jointly and severally for all obligations of the partnership unless agreed by the claimant. Profits are taxed as personal income for the partners. To register a GP at the state level, a Statement of … Full Definition »
Law topic: Business Formation << Legal issue: Business Law
general power of appointment
“General power of appointment” means a power of appointment exercisable in favor of the holder of the power, the power holder’s creditors, the power holder’s estate, or the creditors of the power holder’s estate. (PART I, Sec. 736.0103) … Full Definition »
Law topic: Wills & Probate << Legal issue: Wills & Probate
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)
is a driver licensing system adopted by many states and designed to teach teens to drive by gradually increasing their driving privileges as they advance through the system. GDL consists of two segments of driver education instruction and three licensing levels. The three licensing levels in GDL are: a supervised learner's license (Level 1 License), an … Full Definition »
Law topic: Federal Regulations << Legal issue: Administrative Law
grantor
\ ɡrænˈtɔːr \ A person who grants another person or entity (an agent) the authority and power to act on behalf of the grantor in accordance with the powers set forth in a power of attorney document. (2) The person who sets up a trust or makes a disposition of property. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Living Trusts << Legal issue: Trusts & Estate Planning
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 »
Law topic: Divorce & Separation << Legal issue: Family Law
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 »
Law topic: Divorce & Separation << Legal issue: Family Law
guardianship
A Court-ordered relationship between a person (called a Guardian) who has been appointed to care for the financial (Guardian of the Estate) and/or legal (Guardian of the Person) matters of another, usually either an infant or a disabled person. The guardianship may be permanent or temporary. If a guardian was appointed for an incapacitated person, and … Full Definition »
Law topic: Living Trusts << Legal issue: Trusts & Estate Planning
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for business purposes, a financial examination of a company, government agency, nonprofit organization, or enterprise. It is performed by financial professionals (accountants, auditors) that review financial systems and financial records of a company or a business to give an opinion whether the company’s financial statements fairly represent the … Full Definition »
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