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SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION OF TEXASCivil Process Manual
This Civil Process Manual was assembled by Tom W. Bullington, Legal-TechnicalAdvisor to the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. It is made up of Statutes, Rules, Case law,Attorney General Opinions and forms used by the Court.The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas assumes no liability for the use of this material.Each person, depending on the information set out in this manual, should check withhis/her District or County Attorney to verify that the information set out in this manual iscorrect and current law.It is planned that, from time to time, there will be additional subject matter addedto this manual.Each year after the Legislature meets, if there are material changes, this manualwill be updated to reflect the changes made by the Legislature.If you have questions, please contact our Legal-Technical Advisor atwww.txsheriffs.org or at 1-512-445-5888.
 
 
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CIVIL PROCESS MANUALCONTENTS
Concept ...........................................................................................................................................1General Comments ........................................................................................................................1Liability of Sheriff/Deputy ............................................................................................................2Glossary ..........................................................................................................................................5Chapter 1 HOMESTEADPROPERTY EXEMPT FROM CREDITORS CLAIMS .................................10Interest in Land Exempt From Seizure .................................................10Definition of Homestead ..........................................................................10Temporary Renting of a Homestead ......................................................11Abandonment of Homestead ...................................................................11Voluntary Designation of Homestead ....................................................11Conflict with Federal Law ......................................................................12DESIGNATION OF A HOMESTEAD IN AID OF ENFORCEMENT OF AJUDGMENT DEBT .............................................................................................12Notice to Designate ...................................................................................12Designation by Homestead Claimant (Excerpt) ....................................13Designation by Commissioner ................................................................13Sale of Excess ............................................................................................13Summary Analysis ...................................................................................14Chapter 2 PERSONAL PROPERTY EXEMPTIONS .......................................................18Personal Property Exemption .................................................................18Personal Property ....................................................................................19Additional Exemption for Certain Savings Plans .................................19Exemption for College Savings Plan ......................................................20Designation of Exempt Property ............................................................21Transfer of Nonexempt Property ...........................................................21Child Support Liens.................................................................................21Exempt Public Library Property ............................................................22Exempt Property - State ..........................................................................22
 
Definition (Taxation of Retirement Benefits by Another State) ..........22Property Exempt ......................................................................................22Lien Not Created ......................................................................................22Summary Analysis ...................................................................................22

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