Posts Tagged ‘Jurisdiction’

Jurisdiction is a very complicated legal issue.  The concept of jurisdiction is taught over the course of year during the first year of law school and there are several types of jurisdiction.  There is jurisdiction over the person, jurisdiction over the property and jurisdiction over subject matter.  In more simple terms, think of jurisdiction as an agenda for what will happen in court.   If jurisdiction stood for an agenda for a meeting, it would be who is invited to the meeting.  What will be the topics to be discussed, and who will be making the decision.   For example, if the Judge mentions that he has no jurisdiction to make a spousal support order, it MAY mean that someone did not plead (or in California check the box) for spousal support to place spousal support on the court’s agenda.  This is a very simple explanation of jurisdiction.  If your case has jurisdiction problems being raised you should consult a lawyer immediately.


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