Part 1 General Provisions 36-7-101 – 36-7-107
Part 2 Temporary Custody Agreements 36-7-201 – 36-7-205
Part 3 Court Proceedings to Obtain Temporary Custody Order 36-7-301 – 36-7-310
Part 4 Termination of Order 36-7-401
Part 5 Applicability and Construction 36-7-501 – 36-7-503

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 36 > Chapter 7 - Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act

  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Commercial laundry: means any place where laundry work is done for more than ten (10) persons belonging to different families, whether the laundry is operated by hand or power, except hotels in which laundries are maintained for doing the laundry work of guests of the hotel only. See Tennessee Code 62-10-101
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance or the commissioner's designee or, in the event of the commissioner's or designee's absence or vacancy in the office of the commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 62-9-101
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 62-9-101
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Laundry plant: means any place where commercial laundry is done. See Tennessee Code 62-10-101
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: means an individual, association, partnership, corporation, or any other legally cognizable organization or entity. See Tennessee Code 62-9-101
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Scrap metal: means any ferrous or nonferrous metal that is no longer used for its original purpose and is capable of being processed for reuse by a metal recycling facility, including, but not limited to, iron, brass, wire, cable, copper, bronze, aluminum, platinum, lead, solder, steel, stainless steel, catalytic converters or other similar obsolete ferrous or nonferrous metals, but shall not include recyclable aluminum cans. See Tennessee Code 62-9-101
  • Scrap metal dealer: means a person who buys, exchanges or deals in scrap metal or an employee or agent of that dealer who has the express or implied authority to buy, exchange or deal in scrap metal on behalf of the dealer. See Tennessee Code 62-9-101
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Teacher: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1201
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustees: means the five (5) trustees designated in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1201