§ 53.01 Preliminary Investigation and Determinations; Notice to Parents
§ 53.011 Services Provided to Certain Children and Families
§ 53.012 Review by Prosecutor
§ 53.013 Progressive Sanctions Program
§ 53.02 Release From Detention
§ 53.03 Deferred Prosecution
§ 53.035 Grand Jury Referral
§ 53.04 Court Petition; Answer
§ 53.045 Offenses Eligible for Determinate Sentence
§ 53.05 Time Set for Hearing
§ 53.06 Summons
§ 53.07 Service of Summons
§ 53.08 Writ of Attachment

Terms Used In Texas Family Code Chapter 53

  • Affidavit: means a statement in writing of a fact or facts signed by the party making it, sworn to before an officer authorized to administer oaths, and officially certified to by the officer under his seal of office. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Comptroller: means the state comptroller of public accounts. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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 113.1541
  • 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
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Next of kin: includes :
    (1) an adopted child or the adopted child's descendants; and
    (2) the adoptive parent of the adopted child. See Texas Estates Code 113.252
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Person: includes a natural person and a corporation. See Texas Estates Code 113.253
  • Personal property: includes an interest in:
    (1) goods;
    (2) money;
    (3) a chose in action;
    (4) an evidence of debt; and
    (5) a real chattel. See Texas Estates Code 114.001
  • 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 114.004
  • Population: means the population shown by the most recent federal decennial census. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Week: means seven consecutive days. See Texas Government Code 311.005