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family

Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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Ruth Miller, pictured, of Highfields-based Armitage Sykes, has been accredited to represent children in all types of family matters, including care proceedings.
The researcher interviewed key stakeholders in three preschool programs that vary in the types of family support services and use of preservice teachers as interns about their effectiveness in meeting the needs of the families at their centers.
Sara Morton works in the family department, and has experience in all types of family cases including divorce, linked financial matters and disputes regarding children, as well as cohabitation matters.
Contributors analyze photographs that develop family or community narratives; examine the literary uses of the photograph; look at how immigrants to America used photographs to maintain relations with those who remained in the old country; consider the different types of family albums; and analyze how photography informed the works of artists Christian Boltanski and Ilya Kabakov.
A spokesman said: "All types of family pets will be covered, including cats, birds, equestrian, fish, reptiles and other small caged exotics.