Intro to Legal Research
Legal vocabulary is different than everyday English. Some words look and sound the same but may have different meanings.
Tools that can help: Black's Law Dictionary is the standard for legal professionals. NOLO's Plain-English Law Dictionary is helpful if you're new to legal jargon.
Keep an open mind. Focus on your question rather than look for something that supports what you think is true. It's just possible that what you think you know isn't actually so. Embrace your learning!
Describe your situation in 2 or 3 sentences. This will help you identify your question.
Where did this happen?
Who is responsible for enforcing the law in this area?
If there are no laws or ordinances regulating your situation, does a court have control?
If the answer to #6 is "no," your question may be better directed to a social service agency. Please ask a librarian to help you find one for your situation.