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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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Cruz: "Do you have the breakdown of how many are fraudulent family units? And if not could you get the-"
We're a family unit and we lead by example," she said.
Last month, about 7,100 family units and 2,235 unaccompanied minors were apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley.
These emotions can manifest and impact greatly on the family unit's health.
The most common answers respondents give in essence repeat some variant of the word "family" -- the family unit, family structure, and strong families.
It argued that even if the brothers were members of the same family, neither their parents nor grandparents were alive during the three-year testing period preceding the transaction; thus, there was no family unit to be treated as a single shareholder.
Another speaker, Mark Chester of the YMCA, explores family dynamics showing how important it is for fathers to become involved with learning within the family unit.
Young approvingly quotes David Boaz's suggestion that polyamorists wait to get legal marital recognition until "all special laws related to marriage [cease] to exist." A group marriage would be considered too upsetting to the "social order and the raising of children." Not too long ago, however, homosexuals were considered an unfit family unit. If bisexuals can't even decide which sex to sleep with, how are we supposed to choose whether to marry one or the other?
And in the film the scheduled, automated replacement of family members posits the family unit as a template rather than a unique community.
The negative effects of parental divorce upon children depend upon many factors, including the age and sex of the child at the time of the marital dissolution, the amount of conflict within the family unit, and the degree of cooperation between the divorced or separated parents (Dacey & Travers, 2002).
Thus, family members are conscripted by insurance companies and hospitals alike to do their work without reimbursement, without regard to jobs, schooling or financial outcome to family unit. Such is the everyday scam, dressed up in Sunday best verbiage such as "medical necessity," good utilization or coverage.