DSS

Posted on June 15th, 2018

An abbreviation for the Michigan Department of Social Services. Now known as the Family Independence Agency.

Domicile

Posted on June 15th, 2018

The permanent home to which a person, when absent, always intends to return. (See Residence).

Domestic Relations Action

Posted on June 15th, 2018

Any action involving families. Divorce, paternity and family support actions are all considered domestic relations actions.

Docket

Posted on June 15th, 2018

A list of cases set for a hearing by a court on a specific day. The Court prepares court dockets for cases involving traffic and other violations.

Divorce

Posted on June 15th, 2018

The legal termination of a marriage.

District Division

Posted on June 15th, 2018

All criminal cases are started in the district division. The district division hears all misdemeanors and civil cases under $25,000, including small claims.

Dismissal

Posted on June 15th, 2018

A court order terminating a particular case.

Delinquent

Posted on June 15th, 2018

In regards to child support, an amount owed but not paid.(See Average).

Defendant

Posted on June 15th, 2018

The person against whom a lawsuit is started or a crime charged.

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