§ 8-9-1 Mortgage of personalty
§ 8-9-2 Certain agreements void unless in writing
§ 8-9-3 Sufficiency of note of contract – Memorandum of auctioneer
§ 8-9-4 Sufficiency of note of contract – Return or report of officer making judicial sale
§ 8-9-5 Representation or assurance of another’s credit to be in writing
§ 8-9-8 When general assignment or conveyance of substantially all property by debtor inures to benefit of all creditors equally
§ 8-9-10 Agreement in contract to forfeit right of action for not presenting damage claim void; exceptions
§ 8-9-11 Agreements to confess judgment, be sued in different venue or authorize another to confess judgment before commencement of action void; annulment of illegal judgments
§ 8-9-12 Realty conveyance wherein grantee agrees to support grantor during life voidable; exceptions

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 8 > Chapter 9

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • APPARENT OWNER: A person whose name appears on the records of a holder as the person entitled to property held, issued, or owing by the holder. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: A corporation, joint stock company, investment company, partnership, unincorporated association, joint venture, limited liability company, business trust, trust company, safe deposit company, financial organization, insurance company, mutual fund, utility, or other business entity consisting of one or more persons, whether or not for profit. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • FINANCIAL ORGANIZATION: A savings and loan association, building and loan association, industrial loan organization, credit union, cooperative bank, bank, or banking organization. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • holder: A person in possession of property belonging to another, or who is a trustee in case of a trust, obligated to hold for the account of, or deliver to, or pay to, the owner or apparent owner as applicable, property that is subject to this article. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • mineral: Gas; oil; coal; other gaseous, liquid, and solid hydrocarbons; oil shale; cement material; sand and gravel; road material; building stone; chemical raw material; gemstone; fissionable and nonfissionable ores; colloidal and other clay; steam and other geothermal resource; or any other substance defined as a mineral by the law of this state. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • MINERAL PROCEEDS: Amounts payable for the extraction, production, or sale of minerals, or, upon the abandonment of those payments, all payments that become payable thereafter. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • owner: A person who has a legal or equitable interest in property subject to this article or the person's legal representative. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • person: An individual, business association, financial organization, estate, trust, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • property: Tangible property held in a safe deposit box or other safekeeping depository in this state, and fixed and certain interest in intangible property that is held, issued, or owed in the course of a holder's business, or by a government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, and all income or increments therefrom. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • record: Information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • rules: Rules necessary to carry out this article adopted pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • state: A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • treasurer: The Treasurer of the State of Alabama, or the designee of the Treasurer. See Alabama Code 35-12-71
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.