§ 8500 Unless the provision or context otherwise requires, the definitions …
§ 8502 (a) “Adoption service provider” means any of the …
§ 8503 “Adoptive parent” means a person who has obtained an order of …
§ 8506 “Agency adoption” means the adoption of a minor, other than an …
§ 8509 “Applicant” means a person who has submitted a written application to …
§ 8512 “Birth parent” means the biological parent or, in the case of a …
§ 8513 “County adoption agency” means an adoption agency operated by a …
§ 8514 “Days” means calendar days, unless otherwise specified.
§ 8515 “Delegated county adoption agency” means a county adoption agency …
§ 8518 “Department” means the State Department of Social Services.
§ 8521 (a) “Full-service adoption agency” means a licensed or …
§ 8524 “Independent adoption” means the adoption of a child in which neither …
§ 8527 “Intercountry adoption” means the adoption of a foreign-born child …
§ 8530 “Licensed adoption agency” means an agency licensed by the department …
§ 8533 (a) “Noncustodial adoption agency” means any licensed entity …
§ 8539 “Place for adoption” means, in the case of an independent adoption, …
§ 8542 “Prospective adoptive parent” means a person who has filed or intends …
§ 8543 “Qualified court investigator” means a superior court investigator …
§ 8545 “Special needs child” means a child for whom all of the following are …
§ 8548 “Stepparent adoption” means an adoption of a child by a stepparent …

Terms Used In California Codes > Family Code > Division 13 > Part 1

  • Agricultural preserve: means an area devoted to either agricultural use, as defined in subdivision (b), recreational use as defined in subdivision (n), or open-space use as defined in subdivision (o), or any combination of those uses and which is established in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See California Government Code 51201
  • Agricultural use: means use of land, including but not limited to greenhouses, for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity for commercial purposes. See California Government Code 51201
  • assessed value: means 25 percent of full value to, and including, the 1980-81 fiscal year, and 100 percent of full value for the 1981-82 fiscal year and fiscal years thereafter. See California Education Code 19460.5
  • Board: means the board of supervisors of a county which establishes or proposes to establish an agricultural preserve or which enters or proposes to enter into a contract on land within an agricultural preserve pursuant to this chapter. See California Government Code 51201
  • Bureau: means the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau. See California Government Code 51073
  • City: includes city and county. See California Education Code 17322
  • city: means the county or city having jurisdiction over the land. See California Government Code 51201
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Compatible use: includes agricultural use, recreational use or open-space use unless the board or council finds after notice and hearing that the use is not compatible with the agricultural, recreational or open-space use to which the land is restricted by contract pursuant to this chapter. See California Government Code 51201
  • Council: means the city council of a city which establishes or proposes to establish an agricultural preserve or which enters or proposes to enter into a contract on land within an agricultural preserve pursuant to this chapter. See California Government Code 51201
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 17321
  • County: includes city and county. See California Government Code 50967
  • Department: means the Department of Consumer Affairs. See California Government Code 51073
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Local agency: as used in this division means county, city, or city and county, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 50001
  • order: include a decree, as appropriate under the circumstances. See California Government Code 50972
  • Person: includes a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or public entity. See California Government Code 50973
  • Prime agricultural land: means any of the following:

    California Government Code 51201

  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a commonwealth, territory, or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See California Government Code 51073