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  • Negligence  Failure to act in a way that a reasonable and prudent person would under similar circumstances.  
  • No-fault Divorce  Arizona is a no-fault divorce state, meaning parties can get a divorce regardless of the cause and without fault assigned to either party.   
  • Nolo Contendere  A term meaning “no contest.” In a criminal case, it has the same effect as pleading guilty, but is not considered an admission of guilt, rather the defendant does not wish to contest the charges.  
  • Non-custodial Parent  A child’s parent that has no legal custody of them or is not the primary caretaker.  
  • Notary Public  A state authorized person who can administer oaths or certify documents.  
  • Notice of Appearance  A written document filed with the court informing the other parties of their or their lawyers’ involvement in the case.  

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