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The following list of legal definitions taken from the California Court's website may be useful in your California Family Law case. For further definitions in other areas of law not covered here, please visit the California Court's website.
A formal court proceeding with the judge and opposing sides present, but no jury.
Statements by a witness that did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay usually cant be used as evidence in court.
A person that inherits or receives money or property from someone that has died.
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