The following is a list of key terms pertaining to Personal Injury, Real Estate, and Family Law. The team at Isidoros Tsamblakos Law Group P.C. are here to provide you with relevant legal resources that contain important information to ensure you’re always updated. Feel free to get in touch with any questions.
Abstract of Title - A summary of all of the recorded instruments and proceedings which affect the title to property.
Acquisition - An act or process by which a person procures property
Bill of Sale - A written instrument given to pass title of personal property from vendor to vendee.
Binder - An agreement to cover the down payment for the purchase of real estate as evidence of good faith on the part of the purchaser.
Chain of Title - A history of conveyances and incumbrances affecting a title from the time the original patent was granted, or as far back as records are available.
Grace Period - Additional time allowed to perform an act or make a payment before a default occurs.
Tort - A Legal Term Defining Your Claim. The first key legal term in personal injury cases is tort.
Negligence - A legal term defining other people’s wrongful actions. The basis of tort law is whether someone has done something to hurt you when they should have been more careful.
Wrongful Death - A wrongful death claim is a legal action by survivor’s of a deceased individual. In order to have such a claim, the loved one’s death must have been caused by the wrongful actions of another party. Claimants may receive monetary compensation for their losses
Workers’ Compensation - Benefits given to workers who have been injured during the course of their employment. Employees may receive compensation for costs, such as, lost salary, medical treatment, job rehabilitation and other types of compensation depending on the situation.
Dependent Child(ren) - Child(ren) who depend on their parent(s) for support either because they are under the age of 18, they have a mental or physical disability that prevents them from supporting themselves, or they are in high school while between the ages of 18 and 19.
Guardian ad Litem - A neutral person who may be appointed by the court to evaluate or investigate your child’s situation, and file a report with the court about what is in the best interests of your child(ren). Guardians do not work for either party.
Alimony - The payment one spouse makes to another during or after the divorce. This payment is often used to support the spouse with less earning power, especially if the receiving spouse is unable to work because he or she takes care of their child.