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This legal glossary is a basic guide to common legal terms. A lawyer is in the best position to advise you about your legal rights and responsibilities.

Different terms may have different meanings based on the specific area of law or the context in which they are being used. For legal terms not referred to in this glossary, or for more comprehensive definitions, you may wish to refer to a legal dictionary or to an internet resource.

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Support
Monetary assistance that a person provides for his or her dependant(s).
Child Support
The amount a parent pays, usually to the other parent, for the financial support of a child under a court order or agreement.
Spousal Support
Money paid by one spouse to another after separation to contribute to the other spouse's living expenses.