§ 57.001 Definitions
§ 57.002 Victim’s Rights
§ 57.003 Duties of Juvenile Board and Victim Assistance Coordinator
§ 57.0031 Notification of Rights of Victims of Juveniles
§ 57.004 Notification
§ 57.005 Liability
§ 57.006 Appeal
§ 57.007 Standing
§ 57.008 Court Order for Protection From Juveniles

Terms Used In Texas Family Code Chapter 57 - Rights of Victims

  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • District office: means an office of the federal or state government that is not voted on statewide. See Texas Election Code 1.005
  • 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
  • Final canvass: means the canvass from which the official result of an election is determined. See Texas Election Code 1.005
  • General election: means an election, other than a primary election, that regularly recurs at fixed dates. See Texas Election Code 1.005
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • 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 22.026
  • Person: includes a natural person and a corporation. See Texas Estates Code 22.027
  • Primary election: means an election held by a political party under Chapter Texas Election Code 1.005
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Special election: means an election that is not a general election or a primary election. See Texas Election Code 1.005
  • Succeeding: means immediately following. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
  • Will: includes :
    (1) a codicil; and
    (2) a testamentary instrument that merely:
    (A) appoints an executor or guardian;
    (B) directs how property may not be disposed of; or
    (C) revokes another will. See Texas Estates Code 22.034