Terms Used In Texas Agriculture Code > Title 6 > Subtitle D
Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
Child: includes an adopted child, regardless of whether the adoption occurred through: (1) an existing or former statutory procedure; or (2) an equitable adoption or acts of estoppel. See Texas Estates Code 22.004
Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the 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.
Court: means and includes: (1) a county court in the exercise of its probate jurisdiction; (2) a court created by statute and authorized to exercise original probate jurisdiction; and (3) a district court exercising original probate jurisdiction in a contested matter. See Texas Estates Code 22.007
Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
Decedent: A deceased person.
Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
Estate: means a decedent's property, as that property: (1) exists originally and as the property changes in form by sale, reinvestment, or otherwise; (2) is augmented by any accretions and other additions to the property, including any property to be distributed to the decedent's representative by the trustee of a trust that terminates on the decedent's death, and substitutions for the property; and (3) is diminished by any decreases in or distributions from the property. See Texas Estates Code 22.012
Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
Judge: means the presiding judge of any court having original jurisdiction over probate proceedings, regardless of whether the court is: (1) a county court in the exercise of its probate jurisdiction; (2) a court created by statute and authorized to exercise probate jurisdiction; or (3) a district court exercising probate jurisdiction in a contested matter. See Texas Estates Code 22.019
personal representative: include : (1) an executor and independent executor; (2) an administrator, independent administrator, and temporary administrator; and (3) a successor to an executor or administrator listed in Subdivision (1) or (2). See Texas Estates Code 22.031
Probate: Proving a will
Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.