Key Terms

Guardian Ad Litem

A guardian ad litem, or GAL for short, has been appointed to represent your best interest in court and to communicate your wishes to the judge.


A legal agreement by which money is paid in order to use land, a building, a vehicle, or a piece of equipment for an agreed period of time.

Renter’s Insurance

Insurance that protects you, the property and your belongings in the case of an event, which causes loss or damage such as theft, fire etc.