Federal Register

A daily publication which contains federal administrative rules and regulations.

 A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).

Exhibit

A document or other item attached to a written agreement or introduced as evidence during a trial or hearing.

 A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).

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.

 A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).

Ex Parte Proceeding

Actions taken by or orders made by a court upon the application or petition of one party without notice or hearing to other interested parties.

A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).

Execute

To complete; to sign; to carry out according to its terms.

 A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).

Evidence

Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.

 A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).

Estoppel

An impediment that prevents a person from asserting or doing something contrary to his own previous assertion or act.

 A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).

Estate Tax

Generally, a tax on the privilege of transferring property to others after a person’s death.  In addition to federal estate taxes, many states have their own estate taxes.

 A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).

Entity

A legally recognized organization.

A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).

 

Escrow

Money or a written instrument that, by agreement between parties, is held by a neutral third party (held in escrow) until all conditions of the agreement are met.

 

A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).