Glossary beginning with F

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Fair market value

The price that a normal buyer would pay

Fee waiver

A document that lets someone file court papers for free

Felony

A serious crime that is punishable by more than one year in prison

Filing fee

Fee charged for filing court documents

Forced sale

When property is taken from the owner and sold

Forcible entry

Taking possession of a building or land through force or serious threat

Foreclosure

A forced sale of property when a person doesn't make payments on a loan

Foreperson

A jury member who speaks for the entire jury

Foreseeable risk

The chances of damage that a reasonable person could anticipate

Forfeit

To lose property or rights as a penalty for violating the law

Forger

Someone who creates or uses a false document or signature

Forum

The court where a lawsuit is filed