§ 12-15-301 Definitions
§ 12-15-302 Venue generally
§ 12-15-303 Transfer of dependency proceedings between juvenile courts within the state
§ 12-15-304 Appointment by juvenile courts of guardians ad litem
§ 12-15-305 Right to counsel for petitioners or respondent parents, legal guardians, or legal custodians in dependency proceedings
§ 12-15-306 Removing a child from the custody of a parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian
§ 12-15-307 Notice and right to be heard to be given to relatives, preadoptive parents, or foster parents
§ 12-15-308 Filing of petition and conduct of 72-hour hearing as to necessity for continuation of shelter care of a child
§ 12-15-309 Alleged dependent child to be released when continued shelter care not required; conditions imposed upon release; amendment of conditions or return of child to custody upon failure to conform to conditions imposed
§ 12-15-310 Conduct of adjudicatory hearings
§ 12-15-311 Dispositional hearing
§ 12-15-312 Reasonable efforts in judicial determinations; situations in which reasonable efforts are not required to be made
§ 12-15-313 Ordering and preparation of report concerning a child and family; ordering, conduct, and certification of findings of physical or mental examination of child prior to hearing on petition generally; examination of parent, legal guardian, or legal custodi
§ 12-15-314 Dispositions for dependent children
§ 12-15-315 Permanency hearing for Department of Human Resources cases only
§ 12-15-316 Modification, extension, or termination of orders of custody or protective supervision generally
§ 12-15-317 Who may file petition
§ 12-15-318 Service of process
§ 12-15-319 Grounds for termination of parental rights; factors considered; presumption arising from abandonment
§ 12-15-320 Dispositions
§ 12-15-321 Periodic review of efforts to achieve adoption of child in custody of another after parental rights terminated
§ 12-15-322 Authority of one in custody to place child for adoption or consent to adoption
§ 12-15-323 Appeals of dependency and termination of parental rights cases
§ 12-15-324 Applicability

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 12 > Chapter 15 > Article 3

  • administrator: The Secretary of the Department of Labor or his or her designee. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • adult: An individual 19 years of age or older. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER: An installation as defined as an automated people mover in ASCE 21. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • board: The Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • board: The Elevator Safety Review Board. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • boiler: shall include fired units for heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these units are separate from processing systems and are complete within themselves. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION: An inspection, the report of which is used by the chief inspector to determine whether or not a certificate as provided by subsection (c) of Section 25-12-15 may be issued. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • child: An individual under the age of 18 years, or under 21 years of age and before the juvenile court for a delinquency matter arising before that individual's 18th birthday. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • conveyance: Any elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator, moving sidewalk, platform lifts, stairway chairlifts, and automated people movers. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • department: The Department of Labor. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • detention: The temporary placement of children alleged or adjudicated to be delinquent in secure custody as defined herein pending juvenile court disposition or transfer to a residential facility for further care of a child adjudicated delinquent. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • elevator: An installation as defined as an elevator in ASME A17. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR: Any sole proprietor, firm, or corporation who possesses an elevator contractor's license in accordance with Sections 25-13-7 and 25-13-8 and who is engaged in the business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining elevators or related conveyances covered by this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • ELEVATOR INSPECTOR: Any person who possesses an elevator inspector's license in accordance with this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • ELEVATOR MECHANIC: Any person who possesses an elevator mechanic's license in accordance with Sections 25-13-7 and 25-13-8 and who is engaged in erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining elevators or related conveyances covered by this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • escalator: An installation as defined as an escalator in ASME A17. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • GUARDIAN AD LITEM: A licensed attorney appointed by a juvenile court to protect the best interests of an individual without being bound by the expressed wishes of that individual. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • JUVENILE COURT: The juvenile or family court division of the circuit or district court having jurisdiction over matters as provided by this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY: Any facility owned or operated by the state, any county, or other legal entity licensed by and contracted with the Department of Youth Services for the detention of children. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: Any person, however denominated, who is authorized by law to exercise the police powers of the state, a county, or local governments. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • LEGAL CUSTODIAN: A parent, person, agency, or department to whom legal custody of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter has been awarded by order of the juvenile court or other court of competent jurisdiction. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • LEGAL CUSTODY: A legal status created by order of the juvenile court which vests in a legal custodian the right to have physical custody of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter and the right and duty to protect, train, and discipline the child and to provide the child with food, shelter, clothing, education, and medical care, all subject to the powers, rights, duties, and responsibilities of the legal guardian of the person of the child and subject to any residual parental rights and responsibilities. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • LEGAL GUARDIAN: A person who has been appointed by a probate court pursuant to the Alabama Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act, Chapter 2A (commencing with Section 26-2A-1) of Title 26 to be a guardian of a person under 19 years of age who has not otherwise had the disabilities of minority removed. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • license: A written license, duly issued by the administrator, authorizing a sole proprietor, firm, or company to carry on the business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining or performing inspections of elevators or related conveyances covered by this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • licensee: An elevator mechanic, elevator contractor, or elevator inspector. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • minor: An individual who is under the age of 19 years and who is not a child within the meaning of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • parent: The legal mother or the legal father of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • PICK-UP ORDER: In any case before the juvenile court, an order directing any law enforcement officer or other person authorized by this chapter to take a child into custody and to deliver the child to a place of detention, shelter, or other care designated by the juvenile court. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • PRESSURE VESSEL: A vessel other than those vessels defined in subdivision (2) in which the pressure is obtained from an external source or by the application of heat. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • repair: A repair as defined in the referenced standards and which does not require a permit. See Alabama Code 45-37-60.10
  • RESIDENTIAL FACILITY: A dwelling, other than a detention or shelter care facility, providing living accommodations, care, treatment, and maintenance for children, including, but not limited to, institutions, foster family homes, group homes, half-way houses, and forestry camps operated, accredited, or licensed by a federal or state department or agency. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • secretary: The Secretary of Labor. See Alabama Code 45-37-40.05
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • SHELTER CARE: The temporary care of children in group homes, foster care, relative placement, or other nonpenal facilities. See Alabama Code 45-36-248
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.