Money paid as child support or as spousal support
A prosecution begun in malice without probable cause to believe the charges can be sustained. Malice means the intentional doing of a wrongful act without just cause or excuse, with the intent to inflict harm or pain to another.
When something is required to be done.
A license you need for a legal marriage in Canada.
A master hears cases in Supreme Court. A master has the same powers as a judge to make interim or temporary orders for custody, access, guardianship and support, but cannot make final orders or divorce orders.
An attempt to solve a dispute by working with a third party (a Mediator) to help both sides reach an agreement.
A neutral person, with no decision-making power, who acts as a facilitator assisting the parties in communicating, especially by negotiation.
From the Latin, guilty mind, mens rea indicates the intent to commit a criminal act. Mens rea (mental) must coexist with actus reus (physical), the doing of the criminal act.
Injury or damage caused by the actions of somebody or something.
A mistrial is a trial that ends without a final judgement, caused by a fundamental error. After a mistrial is declared, the trial must start again with the selection of a new jury if it is a jury case.
Reducing or limiting harm or a loss.
A law passed by a municipal government.