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Glossary Results - Q

This is a Legal Dictionary for visitor reference. Please click on the letter below to search by alphabet or use the search form to find the term you are looking for.

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Qualified Domestic Relations Order - A order from the court in a divorce proceeding requiring the use of retirement benefits to provide spousal or child support.  

Quash - To vacate or void a summons, subpoenas, etc.

Quasi-contract - An obligation created by the law in the absence of an agreement or contract, no based upon the intentions or expressions of the parties.

Quasi-criminal actions - A classification of actions such as violation of a city ordinance that is not also violation of a criminal statute, which are wrongs against the public punishable through fines but are not usually indictable offenses.

quiet enjoyment - An individual's right their property without interference. This right applies to tenants as well as property owners.  

Quiet Title Action - A court proceeding to remove a cloud on the title to real property.

quitclaim deed - A legal document (deed) that transfers any ownership interest an individual has in a particular property to another party.

Quitclaim Deed - A deed that transfers whatever ownership interest the transferor has in a particular property. The deed does not guarantee anything about what is being transferred, however. For example, a divorcing husband may quitclaim his interest in certain real estate to his ex-wife, officially giving up any legal interest in the property. Compare grant deed.

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