family law

Surety bond

Sometimes, when a party owes others legal duties, the party posts a surety bond to guarantee their performance. The surety bond is like a security deposit, with the party promising to do something as the renter and person they owe obligations to, or...

tangible employment action

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn actual change that has an actual adverse effect on the job or working conditions, such as a firing, demotion, or suspension. When an employee claims to have been discriminated against or harassed by a...

third-party beneficiary


A person who is neither a promisor nor promisee in a contractual agreement, but stands to benefit from the contract’s performance. A third-party beneficiary may legally enforce that contract, but only after his or her rights have...


The right of a non-custodial parent who is a party to a divorce or separation to visit with their children. In such cases, some courts look to the best interests of the child. Parents have due process rights to determine visitation by nonparents. In...

visitation rights

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe right to see a child regularly, typically awarded by the court to a parent who does not have primary physical custody of the child.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.