Alimony & Child Custody

The term alimony comes from the Latin word alimōnia (“nourishment, sustenance”, from alere, “to nourish”), from which also alimentary (of, or relating to food, nutrition, or digestion) and the Scots law concept of aliment, and was a rule of sustenance …

Residence orders

A court order is an official proclamation by a judge (or panel of judges) that defines the legal relationships between the parties to a hearing, a trial, an appeal or other court proceedings. Such ruling requires or authorizes the carrying …

Property settlements

Division of property, also known as equitable distribution, is a judicial division of property rights and obligations between spouses during divorce. It may be done by agreement, through a property settlement, or by judicial decree. Distribution of property is the …

Bail

Bail is money or some form of property that is deposited or pledged to a court, in order to secure the release from custody or jail of a suspect who has been arrested, with the understanding that the suspect will …

Serious crimes

The word crime is derived from the Latin root cernō, meaning “I decide, I give judgment”. Originally the Latin word crīmen meant “charge” or “cry of distress.” The Ancient Greek word krima , from which the Latin cognate derives, typically …

Less serious crimes

In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The term “crime” does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition though statutory definitions have been provided for certain …

Small Claims Division

Small-claims courts have limited jurisdiction to hear civil cases between private litigants. Courts authorized to try small claims may also have other judicial functions, and go by different names in different jurisdictions. For example, it may be known as a …

Loan Agreements

A loan agreement is a contract between a borrower and a lender which regulates the mutual promises made by each party. There are many types of loan agreements, including “facilities agreements,” “revolvers,” “term loans,” “working capital loans.” Loan agreements are …

Financial Disputes

A lawsuit (or suit in law) is “a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law.”  The term refers to any proceeding by a party or parties against …