§ 26-3-1 Generally
§ 26-3-3 Relief of testamentary conservator of minor from requirement of giving bond and effect thereof
§ 26-3-4 Requirement by probate court of bond from testamentary conservator of minor; effect of failure to give bond
§ 26-3-5 General conservator for county
§ 26-3-7 Requirement of new or additional bond from conservator; effect of failure to give same
§ 26-3-8 Giving of new bond by conservator upon application for discharge from liability of surety – Required; effect of failure to give bond
§ 26-3-9 Giving of new bond by conservator upon application for discharge from liability of surety – Effect of giving of new bond upon liability of surety
§ 26-3-10 Bonds of certain conservators to have force and effect of statutory bonds
§ 26-3-11 Liability of sureties upon certain conditionally executed bonds
§ 26-3-12 Approval, filing, and recordation of bonds
§ 26-3-13 Liability of probate judge, etc., for neglect or omission in taking bond
§ 26-3-14 Reduction of conservator’s bond upon partial settlement of estate

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 26 > Chapter 3

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Charge to the jury: The judge's instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case on trial.
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • commission: The citizens supervisory commission. See Alabama Code 45-37-121
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • county: A county within the population class prescribed by this part. See Alabama Code 45-37-121
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • subscription: include a mark when the person cannot write, if his name is written near the mark, and witnessed by a person who writes his own name as a witness, and include with respect to corporate securities facsimile signature placed upon any instrument or writing with intent to execute or authenticate such instrument or writing. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.