juvenile law

Custodial Parent

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA parent who has sole custody or primary custody of a child following divorce. Compare: noncustodial parent

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Custodian

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA term used by the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) and Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) for the person named to manage property left or given to a child under the terms of either of those Acts....

Custody

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) In family law, the right to make decisions about or physically live with a child.2) Holding property under one's control. 3) Holding an accused or convicted person in the control of the state,...

Custody (of a Child)

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe legal authority to make decisions affecting a child's interests (legal custody) and the responsibility of taking care of the child (physical custody). When parents separate or divorce, they may share...

Delinquent

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) A payment that is past due or not paid in full.2) A person who disobeys rules or breaks the law such as a juvenile delinquent.

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Derelict

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySomething or someone who is abandoned, such as a ship left to drift at sea or a homeless person ignored by family and society.

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Dereliction

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) Abandoning possession, which is sometimes used in the phrase "dereliction of duty." It includes abandoning a ship, which then becomes a derelict which salvagers can board. 2) Increase of land due to...

Desert

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryTo intentionally abandon a person or thing.

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Domestic Partner Adoption

Domestic partner adoption occurs when one partner in a domestic partnership adopts a child born to the other partner. Domestic partnerships are recognized relationships between two people who do not wish to be married or cannot be...

Domestic Relations

Domestic relations refers to the field of family law, which governs relations within a family or household. In the past, these relations were limited to those between spouses, parents and children, and legal guardians and wards....

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