Law Service Definitions


A two-step judicial process in conformance to state statutory provisions in which the legal obligations and rights of a child toward the biological parents are terminated and new rights and obligations are created between the child and the adoptive parents.

Estate Planning

Arrangements for succession, proper testamentary scheme, testamentary planning, will planningGenerally: tax planning.

Family Law

Statutes, court decisions, and provisions of the federal and state constitutions that relate to family relationships, rights, duties, and finances.

Juvenile Law

An area of the law that deals with the actions and well-being of persons who are not yet adults.

Real Estate

Real estate is the modern term for land and anything that is permanently affixed to it. Fixtures include buildings, fences, and things attached to buildings, such as plumbing, heating, and light fixtures. Property that is not affixed is regarded as Personal Property. For example, furniture and draperies are items of personal property.

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