Glossary beginning with G

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Gag order

A court order that tells individuals not to talk about a case

Garnishment

When a debtor's money is taken out of their paycheck or bank account to pay for a debt they owe

Good cause

A legally acceptable reason to do something

Good faith

An honest effort to do something

Governing law

A contract term that specifies which states laws should be followed if the contract is disputed

Grace period

A period of time when a debtor is not required to make payments on a debt

Grand jury

A group of 16 to 23 citizens who decide if there is probable cause to believe someone committed a crime

Gross yearly income

Income before taxes are taken out

Guardian Ad Litem

A person appointed by a judge to help the judge make a decision in a guardianship case

Guardianship

When a person is appointed by a judge to take care of a child or disabled adult