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Glossary of Common Terms
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URESA (Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement Act) A law that provides a way to establish and enforce support obligations when the obligor lives in one state and the obligee and child live in another, allowing one state to honor and enforce another state's orders. Reciprocal matters involving both interstate and local support issues in this state are commonly handled by the Attorney General's Office. Uncontested Matters before the court in which parties have not expressed disagreements. Under Advisement After hearing oral argument, the judge may rule while on the bench or later in chambers. When ruling later in chambers, the matter is referred to as "taken under advisement." Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) A law that helps the court determine which state has jurisdiction regarding custody. Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement Act (URESA) A law that provides a way to establish and enforce support obligations when the obligor lives in one state and the obligee and child live in another, allowing one state to honor and enforce another state's orders. Reciprocal matters involving both interstate and local support issues in this state are commonly handled by the Attorney General's Office. Unsecured Appearance Bond A bond that is not secured by any deposit of or lien upon property.
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