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Glossary of Common Terms
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FCRB (Foster Care Review Board) The Foster Care Review Board advises the juvenile court on progress toward achieving a permanent home for children involved in dependency actions and out-of-home placements. These children's well being is of the highest concern to board members. Fast Track A calendaring program aimed at reducing the processing time of cases from the date complaints are filed to the final disposition. Fees Monies collected by the Clerk of the Court and set by the Arizona State Legislature. Fees may be waived or deferred if a party is eligible. Fiduciary A personal representative, guardian, conservator and trustee. Filing Fee The fee paid to the Clerk of the Court for the filing of a document. Forcible Detainer Exists when one is willfully kept out of or has been wrongfully deprived of possession of real property. Foreign Decree/Foreign Judgment/Domestication The filing of a certified copy of a judgment or decree from another state, county or country in order for this county to have jurisdiction. Foreign Personal Representative A personal representative appointed by another jurisdiction. Forfeiture The loss of some right or property as a penalty for some illegal act. The loss of property or money because of a breach of a legal obligation. Formal Proceedings Proceedings conducted before a judge with notice to interested persons. Foster Care The supervised care for delinquent or neglected children, usually in an institution, group home or private home, usually arranged through a government or social-service agency that provides remuneration for expenses. Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) The Foster Care Review Board advises the juvenile court on progress toward achieving a permanent home for children involved in dependency actions and out-of-home placements. These children's well being is of the highest concern to board members. return to top
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