Glossary beginning with I

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When an authorized person is allowed to break the law


When the court or police take possession of personal property

Independent contractor

A person hired to do a specific job and whose work is not supervised


A court order to make someone do something or stop doing something

Inpatient services

Services that require you to stay at a hospital for one or more nights

Interest rate

The price paid for the use of money for a period of time

Interim order

A temporary order telling a person to do something


A set of written questions

Irreconcilable differences

When a couple cannot agree about things in their marriage and don’t think they can ever come to an agreement

IV-D Agency

The part of the Department of Healthcare & Family Services that enforces child support orders