§ 61.101 Definition
§ 61.102 Right to Be Informed of Proceeding
§ 61.103 Right of Access to Child
§ 61.104 Parental Written Statement
§ 61.105 Parental Oral Statement
§ 61.106 Appeal or Collateral Challenge
§ 61.107 Liability

Terms Used In Texas Family Code Chapter 61 > Subchapter C - Rights of Parents

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, or figures, whether by writing, printing, or other means. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005