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Family Law Ch. 1 vocab/concept review

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The ____ that govern family law in the state of Indiana can be found in Title 31 of the Indiana Code.
_____ Due Process requires that the procedures used by the government when making decisions about a person's rights be fair (e.g. adequate notice, opportunity to be heard).
Constitutions, statutes, court opinions, court rules (rules of court), and administrative regulations are all ___ sources of authority in family law.
_____ is an example of a fundamental right that is not specifically enumerated in the Constitution but which the courts have recognized as a fundamental right under the Constitution because it is a right that is deeply rooted in the nation’s history and tradition.
The body of law that defines relationships, rights, and duties in the formation, ongoing existence, and dissolution of marriage and other family units.
Because the practice of family law involves emotionally charged issues and persons, there is a particular concern for potential ___ for which practitioners should be on alert.
A ___ is a prejudice for or against something or someone, a predisposition, inclination, or tendency to think or to act in a certain way. A danger of prejudgment.
___ ___ are rights that are specifically guaranteed in the US Constitution (life, liberty, or property) (b) implicit in the concept of ordered liberty, or (c) is deeply rooted in the nation’s history and tradition.
The test applied to determine whether a government action violates the Constitution when a person's fundamental right is involved or when the government action has treated a person differently because of their membership in a suspect class.
To accommodate changes in family law, many states are using newer _____ (e.g., dissolution vs. divorce, parenting plan vs. custody) that better reflects the values that underlie the changes.
The strict scrutiny test (used for issues involving fundamental rights or for an equal protection challenge involving a suspect class) requires that the government’s action be narrowly tailored to serve a ___ state interest.
When the government treats a person differently than others similarly situated because of that person's membership in a _____ class, the test to be applied to determine whether the government action was unconstitutional is the intermediate scrutiny test.
The intermediate scrutiny test (used in equal protection challenges involving quasi-suspect classifications) requires that a government’s action must be substantially related to serve an ___ state interest.
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The rational basis test (used where non-suspect classifications or non-fundamental rights are involved) requires that a government’s action must be reasonably related to a ___ state purpose.
When the government treats a person differently than others but that difference is not based on that person's membership in a suspect or quasi-suspect class, the test to be applied to determine whether the government action was unconstitutional is the ___ ____ test.
Attorneys and ____ must be aware of any potential personal biases that could prevent them from effectively and thoroughly protecting the client's interests.
___ Due Process requires the government to avoid arbitrary and capricious actions that deprive someone of life, liberty, or property.
The Constitutional principle that a government must treat an individual in the same manner as others in similar conditions and circumstances.
Legal periodicals and legal treatises are examples of ___ sources of authority in family law.
: Social media sites such as Facebook have provided family law attorneys with new avenues to ___ that can be used for negotiation and litigation.
Under an equal protection constitutional challenge of a government action, which ___ applies to determine whether there was a constitutional violation depends on who is being affected by the action and their classification by the law, i.e. race, gender, etc.