Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 11
- Chambers: A judge's office.
- Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
- Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
- Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
- Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
- Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Mentally incompetent: means of unsound mind. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
- Oath: includes "affirmation" and "to swear" includes to "affirm". See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Personal property: includes goods, chattels, evidences of debt, and things in action. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- premarital agreement: means an agreement between prospective spouses that:
Indiana Code 31-11-3-2
- property: means an interest, present or future, legal or equitable, vested or contingent, in real and personal property, including income and earnings. See Indiana Code 31-11-3-3
- repealed statutes: refer to the following statutes repealed by P. See Indiana Code 31-11-0.1-1
- Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.