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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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Uncontested
A case, or a step in a case, which is not defended by the responding party.
Undertaking
  1. A promise.
  2. A form of judicial interim release that depends on a promise made.
Undue Hardship
In family law cases, a situation where paying the required amount of child support would cause excessive financial difficulty.
Unexecuted Warrant
(see Warrant)
Unified Family Court
Term occasionally used to describe the Family Court branch of the Superior Court of Justice.
Unjust Enrichment
A benefit obtained by one person at the expense of another, without a legal justification for it.
Unlawful
Illegal.