§ 203.001 Definitions
§ 203.002 Establishment of Domestic Relations Office
§ 203.003 Administration
§ 203.004 Powers and Duties
§ 203.005 Fees and Charges
§ 203.006 Fund
§ 203.007 Access to Records; Offense

Terms Used In Texas Family Code Chapter 203

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.