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- A promise that what you say or said is true. If you lie under oath, you can be punished for perjury. See also AFFIRMATION, PERJURY, VERIFICATION.
- A formal protest made in court by one side to testimony or evidence that the other side tries to bring up in court or to a question that the other side asks because there is a good reason it should not be allowed. The judge must "sustain" the objection-ruling that the evidence won't be admitted or that the question doesn't have to be answered-or "overrule" the objection-ruling that it will allow the evidence or the answer.
- A legal or moral duty to do something. Often it is the duty to pay money. For example, a parent may have a duty or obligation to pay child support.
- The person, state agency, or institution that is owed a debt or duty, like child support.
- The person or corporation or government that has a duty to do something or owes a debt and must pay money to someone (like child support).
- An act that breaks the law.
- Any act by a person other than the child that is the basis to bring the child within the scope or control of the Juvenile Code/court.
- The amount of money taken from a parent's state or federal income tax refund or from another government payment before he or she receives it, to pay child support that is owed.
- The idea set out the Michigan Constitution of 1963,
Article VI, Section 1, that there is only one court in the state that is made up of
several divisions, including a supreme court, a court of appeals, a circuit court, a district
court, a probate court and other courts created by the Legislature.
- A method of calling and choosing jurors where a person serves as a juror for either one day or for one trial. The reasons for this method are to reduce how long one person has to serve as a juror and to increase the number of people who are asked to serve as jurors.
- A court's direction or decision, made in writing. It's how the court tells parties to a lawsuit what to do or how it decides some issue (or the whole case) involved in the case.
- A probate court order that lists who should get part of an estate and how much of the estate each person should get.
- A local law or regulation passed by a municipal government, that is, a city or village. It is not enforceable outside that city or village.
- When a person is released from jail and not required to pay bail because he or she promises to come to court for his or her trial and hearings. See Personal Recognizance.