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