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 »
Law topic: Divorce & Separation << Legal issue: Family Law
parolee
A parolee is an alien, appearing to be inadmissible to the US CIS inspecting officer, allowed into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or when that alien’s entry is determined to be for significant public benefit. Parole does not constitute a formal admission to the United States and confers temporary status only, requiring parolees to leave … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
partnership
General partnerships are governed primarily by a Uniform Partnership Act (UPA). However, the Uniform Partnership Act (UPA) was adopted in nearly 40 US jurisdictions. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Business Law << Legal issue: Business Law
penalty
a fine imposed by law or an agreement for violation of certain laws or agreement terms. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Car Accidents << Legal issue: Personal Injury
penalty rate
This is a high rate that is imposed by a credit card issuer if you defaulted on your monthly payment. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Credit Repair << Legal issue: Consumer Protection
Permanent Resident Alien
An alien admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Lawful permanent residents are legally accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States. They may be issued immigrant visas by the Department of State overseas or adjusted to permanent resident status by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the United States. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
personal property
Property is anything that may be the subject of ownership, and is real or personal property. (NY EPTL, § 1-2.15) … Full Definition »
Law topic: Asset Protection << Legal issue: Trusts & Estate Planning
personal representative
“Personal representative” means the fiduciary appointed by the court to administer the estate and refers to what has been known as an administrator, administrator cum testamento annexo, administrator de bonis non, ancillary administrator, ancillary executor, or executor. (FL Probate Court, part II, Sec. 731.110) … Full Definition »
Law topic: Wills & Probate << Legal issue: Wills & Probate
Personnel report
(a) The President shall transmit to each House of the Congress, and make available to the public, reports containing information described in subsection (b) for each fiscal year beginning on or after the effective date of this section. Each such report shall be transmitted no later than 60 days after the close of the fiscal year covered by such report and … Full Definition »
Law topic: Constitutional Law & Civil Rights << Legal issue: Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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 »
Law topic: Divorce & Separation << Legal issue: Family Law
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