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