Civil Law

By: Lexie Smith, Campbell Leach, and Madalyn Stott


Civil laws are laws made by the federal, states, and city government. The civil law deals with noncriminal disputes, providing a way to settle a personal dispute. Some examples of noncriminal disputes are divorce, property, wills, and custody.


A person who is sueing another is called a plaintiff. A defendant is one who is being sued. Compensation is when a plaintiff asks a defendant to pay. When one person sues another person, he or she asks the court to provide a remedy. A remedy is a solution to the harm caused by the person accused.