Typically, a person authorized by a government agency such as the Social Security Administration to receive benefits such as SSI payments on behalf of a recipient who is not competent to handle his or her own money.
family & personal matters
Any two people who register under Hawaii's reciprocal beneficiary laws. Reciprocal beneficiaries have hospital visitation rights, the right to inherit from each other in the absence of a will, and certain other limited rights under Hawaii state law. Reciprocal beneficiaries may be of the same or opposite sex and may be related--there is no requirement that the two people be in an intimate relationship.
Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA"), a judgment, decree, or order regarding child support and coverage under a group health plan that (1) assigns the right to receive benefits under a group health plan and (2) is made pursuant to either a state's domestic relations law or the
An abbreviation for qualified medical child support order. See qualified medical child support order.
An abbreviation for qualified domestic relations order. See qualified domestic relations order.
The equivalent of a prenuptial agreement for couples (mostly same-sex) in states that allow registration as domestic partners or civil union partners.
The equivalent of a prenuptial agreement, sometimes abbreviated to "prenup," for couples registering as domestic partners in states that allow it.
A child born after the death of his or her father.
The condition or practice of having more than one spouse at the same time. Polygamy as a crime originated in the common law, and it is now outlawed in every state. As a crime, polygamy is often synonymous with bigamy (marrying one spouse while already being married to another).