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Notary Public: An official authorized to certify or attest documents.

Notice of Recission: Letter advising party of undoing of a contract, more than a termination.


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Real property: property that is permanent, fixed, and immovable (i.e., land).

Obligor: A person who binds himself to another by contract.

Offer to Purchase Real Estate: A document used when a buyer is presenting an offer to purchase real estate from a seller.

Opening Statements: presentation made by the lawyer at the beginning of a trial in which he/she preview the evidence that he/she anticipate will be presented.

Organ Donation: A document that specifies the wishes of an organ donor.

Partnership Agreement: Contract between two parties to form a business.

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Personal Property: All property owned by a person except real property. Personal property can include back accounts, automobiles, boats, planes, stock, bonds, heirlooms, and other personal effects.

Petition: a petition is an oral or written request presented to a court, government official or public entity.

Plaintiff: the party who has filled the lawsuit and is on the offensive pursuing some remedy or satisfaction from the defendant.

Delegating Parental Authority (Power of Attorney): Appoints a custodian for minor child and specifies custodian's powers.

Power of Attorney Revocation: Revokes the appointment of another to act on behalf of your interests.

Premarital Agreement: A written contract between intended spouses which provides for division of property, income and responsibilities to each other-and their children-should marriage end in divorce or other means.

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Probate: The process of proving the legality and validity of a Will in court.

Promissory Note: A promise to pay a principal sum plus interest.

Proxy: Authorization by a stockholder allowing another to vote his shares of stock.

Quitclaim Deed: Transfers title to real estate.

Real Property: All real estate (land, improvements, buildings) including residences, commercial property, vacation property, farms, condominiums and time-share units.

Recovery: amount of money awarded in or collected from a judgment or settlement.

Request for Credit Report: Letter to reporting agency for full and complete disclosure of credit file.

Request for production: written request that the opposing party turn over specified documents or other items for inspection or copying.

Request Under Freedom of Information Act: Letter to any government agency that may keep files on individuals.

Residential Lease: Agreement to rent residential property.

Residential Rental Application: Application for rental residential property.

Revocable Living Trust: A trust established while alive also known as an "inter vivos" trust that can be revoked.

Revocation: The nullification of a segment, portion, or all of an agreement.

Revoke: To cancel or terminate a document; or certain provisions of a document.

California Personal Injury AttorneySanction: imposition of a penalty or fine by the court.

Seal: A design, initial, or other device placed on a letter, document as a mark of genuineness or authenticity.

Security Agreement: Agreement between debtor and secured party putting up property to secure payment of specific obligations.

Seller: A person who sells; vendor.

Service of Process: delivery of the notice to the defendant that the plaintiff has filled a lawsuit in small claims.

Settlement: agreement between the parties in order to end a dispute or lawsuit.

Settlor: A person who makes a settlement of property.

Specific Power of Attorney: Appoints an attorney-in-fact to perform a specific act on behalf of the grantor.

Statue of Limitation: period of time within an action must be brought to justice.

Subcontractor: A person or company that assumes by secondary contract some or all of the obligations of an original contractor.

Sublease: Agreement between tenant, landlord and subtenant to sublet premises currently under lease to tenant that retains tenant's liability.

Subpoena: written order that commands a person to appear in court.

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Subtenant: A person who rents from a tenant.

Suretyship: One who accepts liability for another's debts, defaults, or obligations.

Tenant: A person who pays rent to occupy or use a house, apartment, land, building, etc.

Testator: A person who makes a valid Will.

Trust: An agreement where a person transfers property to a trustee to hold and manage for the benefit of another person (the trust beneficiary).

Trustee: The person who holds title, manages and distributes the trust property for the benefit of the trust beneficiary.

Waiver of Lien: Lienholder releases all right to claim any liens for work done or material furnished.

Warrants: To guarantee the title of granted property to the grantee.

Warranty Deed: Land conveyed with warranty covenants providing assurance of title.

Withheld Delivery Notice: Letter advising buyer of reasons seller has not delivered goods.

Witness: A person who sees or hear something and gives evidence in court. Person who confirms a signature is genuine by adding his/her signature.

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