Family law glossary - L

L

Leave   
Leave means ‘permission’. Some steps in legal action require the permission of the Court.
 
Legal Aid / Public Funding         
State funded assistance towards legal fees for those on lower incomes.
 
Litigant in person          
A person who starts or defends a case without legal representation. Such a person is entitled to be accompanied by another person who may advise them, but may not address the Court.
 
Litigation friend
A person who conducts legal proceedings on behalf of a child or a mentally incapacitated person.
 
Lodging
The process of filing (delivering) documents to a Court.

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