Glossary beginning with D

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Debtor
A person who owes money to someone else
Decedant
Someone who has died
Deed
A document that transfers ownership of property
Deed in lieu of foreclosure
When a homeowner gives their home back to the bank to avoid foreclosure
Defamation
A false statement that harms a person's reputation
Default judgment
When a person loses a case because they don’t file an appearance or show up in court
Defendant
The person or organization being sued in a lawsuit
Deny
To refuse or say no
Dependent
A person who relies on another for support, such as a child or disabled adult
Deposition
An oral statement made under oath
Dissolution of marriage
Divorce
Docket
A list of everything that happens in a civil case
Domestic abuse
Abuse by one household or family member against another household or family member
Duty
A legal obligation to do something