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A legal document that states what a person wants done with his or her belongings after death

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Person who gives testimony regarding what he/she saw or heard.

Writ of Execution

A writ of execution is an order to the constable to serve the defendant and attempt to collect on the judgment.

Writ of restitution

An enforcement order of an eviction. After a specified period of time if a tenant who has been evicted stays on the property a writ of restitution allows a sheriff or constable to remove the tenant from the property and allows the landlord to change the locks on the residence.

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