Family Law Facilitator (FLF) - An adjunct to the court who is an attorney that provides no cost
educational services concerning the process of establishing or modifying support orders,
completing forms, preparing income and expense forms, declarations of paternity, and support
schedules based on statutory guidelines.
File/Filing – To place a document in the official custody of some public official. Every case brought
to court must be filed with the court clerk in order for the court to take action upon the case. A case
is filed when a party (Petitioner) writes a written Petition and brings it to the clerk, who files it. The
Petitioner must also serve the opposing party with a copy of the Petition.
Foundation – The evidence that must be presented before asking certain questions or offering
documentary evidence in trial. If a piece of evidence lacks foundation (proof, facts to back it up) it
will not be admitted or considered as evidence in the court case.
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