Legal Glossary Fort Lauderdale
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Garnishment - A legal proceeding
in which a debtor's money, in the possession of another (called
the garnishee) is applied to the debts of the debtor, such as when
an employer garnishes a debtor's wages.
General jurisdiction - Refers to
courts that have no limit on the types of criminal and civil cases
they may hear.
Good time - A reduction in sentenced
time in prison as a reward for good behavior. It usually is one
third to one half of the maximum sentence.
Government Printing Office - The
federal agency in charge of printing, binding, and selling of all
Grand Jury - A jury of inquiry whose
duty it is to receive complaints and accusations in criminal matters
and if appropriate issue a formal indictment.
Grantor - The person who sets up
a trust. Also referred to as "settlor."
Grievance - In labor law a complaint
filed by an employee regarding working conditions to be resolved
by procedural machinery provided in the union contract. An injury,
injustice, or wrong which gives ground for complaint.
Guardian - A person appointed by
will or by law to assume responsibility for incompetent adults or
minor children. If a parent dies, this will usually be the other
parent. If both die, it probably will be a close relative.
Guardianship - Legal right given
to a person to be responsible for the food, housing, health care,
and other necessities of a person deemed incapable of providing
these necessities for himself or herself.
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
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