A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Click on the first letter of the word from the list above to go to the appropriate section of the glossary.
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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.
Family law - Those areas of the law pertaining to families, i.e., marriage, divorce, child custody, juvenile, paternity, etc.
Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) - A federal agency which regulates air commerce to promote aviation Administration safety.
Federal Bureau of (FBI) - A federal agency which investigates all violations of federal Investigation laws.
Federal Communications (FCC) - A federal agency which regulates interstate and foreign Commission communications by wire and radio.
Federal Deposit Insurance (FDIC) - An agency which insures deposits in banking institutions in Corporation the event of financial failure.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service - An agency which provides mediators to assist in labor-management disputes.
Federal Register - A daily publication which contains federal administrative rules and regulations.
Federal Supplement - Books which gives the government certain control and power to regulate discharge of pollutants into the nation's waters in an effort to achieve clean waters.
Federal Unemployment Tax - A tax levied on employers based on employee wages paid. (FUTA tax)
Felony - A serious criminal offense. Under federal law any offense punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
Fiduciary - A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
File - To place a paper in the official custody of the clerk of court/court administrator to enter into the files or records of a case.
Filing Fee - The fee required for filing various documents.
Finding - Formal conclusion by a judge or regulatory agency on issues of fact. Also, a conclusion by a jury regarding a fact.
Food and Drug (FDA) - A federal agency which sets safety and quality standards for Administration food, drugs, cosmetics, and household substances.
Foreclosure - A court proceeding upon default in a mortgage to vest title in the mortgagee.
Forfeiture - A cancellation. A legal action whereby a contract purchaser following default loses all his interest in the property.
Fraud - A false representation of a matter of fact which is intended to deceive another.