Legal Terms

Failure to Appear: In a civil case, failing to file an Appearance form. In a criminal case, failing to come to court for a scheduled hearing. 

Financial Affidavit: Short | Long - A sworn statement of income, expenses, property (called assets) and debts (called liabilities). 

Finding: The court’s or jury’s decision on issues of fact. 

Foreclosure: A court order ending the legal ownership of property.