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FAMILY COURT - a court with jurisdiction over child support , divorce and comparable issues. In Pennsylvania, Family Courts are part of the Court of Common Pleas.

FATHER'S RIGHTS - legal principles and concepts promoting the idea that custody decisions must not discriminate against fathers.

FAULT - BASED DIVORCE - a type of divorce to be granted if one member of the marriage is guilty of some kind of marital misconduct.

FEE SIMPLE ESTATE - absolute ownership unencumbered by an other interest or estate; subject only to the limitations of eminent domain, escheat, police power, and taxation.

FILE - to personally deliver a document to a clerk of a court so that the document can be included in the official records of a case.

FINAL JUDGMENT - relitigation of a matter as the result of a judge's decision. It does not become final for purposes of appeal until the expiration of a certain amount of time.

FOREIGN ORDER - a court order issued by another county, state or nation outside of the jurisdiction in which the custodial parent lives.

FORENSICS - a general term sometimes used by a therapist hired to evaluate a family. The therapists will state in court which parent they feel should have custody of the child. This is know as a Custody Evaluation.

FOUNDATION - the evidence that must be presented before asking certain questions or offering documentary evidence on trial.

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