Definition - What does Equitable mean?

The term equitable refers to facts simply based on fairness rather than legal technicalities. It is when a court orders a party to do something rather than awarded money damages with an aim to give relief or solve a dispute. It is the name given to the law system which provides remedies and resolve disputes based on simple principles of justness and fairness.

Justipedia explains Equitable

Equity courts works under equity principles and grant remedies such as ordering a person to do something or refraining him or her from doing something. Also, many states use equitable distribution after a divorce to distribute marital property.

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