Terms Used In Texas Family Code 204.001

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.

This chapter applies only to a commissioners court or domestic relations office of a county that did not have the authority to contract with a private entity to receive, disburse, and record payments or restitution of child support on January 1, 1997.