Legal Glossary Fort Lauderdale
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Fair market value - The value for
which a reasonable seller would sell an item of property and for
which a reasonable buyer would buy it.
Family law - Those areas of the law
pertaining to families, i.e., marriage, divorce, child custody,
juvenile, paternity, etc.
Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) - A
federal agency which regulates air commerce to promote aviation
Federal Bureau of (FBI) - A federal
agency which investigates all violations of federal Investigation
Federal Communications (FCC) - A
federal agency which regulates interstate and foreign Commission
communications by wire and radio.
Federal Deposit Insurance (FDIC)
- An agency which insures deposits in banking institutions in Corporation
the event of financial failure.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
- An agency which provides mediators to assist in labor-management
Federal Register - A daily publication
which contains federal administrative rules and regulations.
Federal Supplement - Books which
gives the government certain control and power to regulate discharge
of pollutants into the nation's waters in an effort to achieve clean
Federal Unemployment Tax - A tax
levied on employers based on employee wages paid. (FUTA tax)
Felony - A serious criminal offense.
Under federal law any offense punishable by death or imprisonment
for a term exceeding one year.
Fiduciary - A person or institution
who manages money or property for another and who must exercise
a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or
executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
File - To place a paper in the official
custody of the clerk of court/court administrator to enter into
the files or records of a case.
File - To place a paper in the official custody of
the clerk of court/court administrator to enter into the files or
records of a case.
Filing Fee - The fee required for
filing various documents.
Finding - Formal conclusion by a
judge or regulatory agency on issues of fact. Also, a conclusion
by a jury regarding a fact.
Food and Drug (FDA) - A federal agency
which sets safety and quality standards for Administration food,
drugs, cosmetics, and household substances.
Foreclosure - A court proceeding
upon default in a mortgage to vest title in the mortgagee.
Forfeiture - A cancellation. A legal
action whereby a contract purchaser following default loses all
his interest in the property.
Fraud - A false representation of
a matter of fact which is intended to deceive another.
Sheldon J. Schlesinger, P.A. represents clients throughout
the state of Florida including the cities of Boca Raton, Boynton
Beach, Carol City, Cooper City, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Davie,
Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood,
Jupiter, Lake Worth, Miramar, Miami, Oakland Park, Palm Beach, Palm
Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Pompano Beach, and Rivera Beach
Broward County • Miami-Dade County • Palm Beach