THE TEXAS ESTATES CODE
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                    Quick Indices created by the Honorable Steve M. King:

                                   ...Quick Index: Decedents’ Estates

                                   ...Quick Index: Guardianships

                       Indices created by Thomas Fisher:

                                   ...Index: Probate

                                   ...Index: Non-Testamentary Alternatives

                                   ...Index: Guardianship

                                   ...Index: Advance Directives and Powers of Attorney

                    The Texas Estates Code created by the Texas Legislature

                    Conversion Table created by Professor Gerry Beyer

                    Useful Texas Probate Resources for Attorneys

                    Notes and Revision History


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Estates Code Quick Index: DECEDENTS’ ESTATES


A.  General Provisions Definitions (22.000), Jurisdiction (32.001), Venue (33.001), Transfer to SPC (34.001) Citation(51.001), Service (51.051-.056), Returns (51.101), Alt. Service (51.151), Waiver 51.201), Depn on Wr Qs (51.203), Security for Costs (53.052), Ad Litems (53.104), Contests (55.001), Jury (55.002), Decedent’s Med. Records: Will Contest (55.101), Specif. Prf. to Transfer Title (55.201), Bill of Review (55.251), Resident Agent. . . . . .(56.001)

B.  Distribution of Property Passage of Title @ Death (101), Joint Ownership (101), Homestead (102), POD Accts (111.051), CP w/ROS (112.051), Multi-Party Accts (113ff), Conven Accts (113.102), Unif Acct Form (113.051), Disclosures (113.053), JTw/ROS (113.151), Trust Accts (113.205), T.O.D. Deeds (114.051), Surv Req. (121.052), Disclaimer (122ff), Effect of Divorce (123ff), Tax Apprtnment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (124)

C.  Proceedings Before Administration Safe Dep Boxes (151), Emerg Intervntn (152), Ltn on Spouse Right to Control Burial (152), Access to Acct Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(153)

D.  Intestacy Decedent w/o Spouse (201.001), Separate Estate (201.002), Comm. Estate (201.003), Maternal Inheritance (201.051), Paternal Inheritance (201.052), BFP under Heirship Affidavit (201.053), Adopted Child (201.054), Half-Blood (201.057), Disqualification of Parent to Inherit (201.062), Per Capita/Per Stirpes (201.101), Advancements(201.151)

E.   Determination of Heirship Standing (202.004), Application (202.005), Ad Litem (202.009) Notice & Citation (202.051ff), Evidence in Writing (202.151), Judgment (202.201), Non-Judicial Evidence (203), DNA Testing (204), Small Estate Aff (205)

F.   Wills Requisites (251.051), Holographic (251.052), Self-Proving (251.101ff), Deposit, Safekeeping (252), Compel Prod’n (252.201), Change, Revocation (253), Prohibited Gifts, Forfeiture (254), Construction (255), Pretermitted Child (255.051), Advancements (255.101), ‘Anti-Lapse’ (255.151), Exoneration of Debt (255.301), Power of Appt (255.351), Judicial Modification/Reform (255.451), Default (256.003, 301.002), Application (256.052), Lost Will (256.054), Proof (256.151), Holographic (256.154), Period for Contest (256.204), Muniment (257), Citation & Ntc (258, 303), Ntc for Probate after 4 Yrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (258.051ff)

G.  Application for Letters (301), Adm’n Before Death Void (301.001), Contents (301.052), Contest 301.101), Proof (301.152), Priority for Appointment 304.001), Persons Disqualified. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(304.003)

H.  Oath & Bond (305), Freeze Agreement (305.154), Issuance of Letters (306), Joint PRs 307), Notice to Benef’s & Credtrs (308), Inv & Appr (309), Aff in Lieu (309.056), Alloc’n of Inc & Exp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(310)

I.    Personal Representatives Powers (351), Authority with Order (351.051), Authority without Order (351.052), Managing Property (351.101ff), Collecting Claims/Recovering Property (351.151), Contingent Fees (351.152), Operating Business (351.201ff), Borrowing (351.251), Payment of Income (304.003), Annual Exam’n/Review of Bond (351.353), Judge’s Liability (351.354), Requiring ID Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (351.355)

J.    Dependent Administration Compensation (352), Expenses, Atty’s Fees (352.051), Exempt Prop (353.051), Allowance in Lieu (353.053), Fam Allowance (353.101), Liens (353.151), Title (353.153), Summary Proceedings (354), W/drawal from Admn (354.051), Claims (355), Sales (356), Renting (357), Min. Leases (358), Annl Acct (359), - by Ind Exor (359.006), Partition (360), Resignation (361), Removal w/o Ntc (361.051), Removal w/Ntc (361.052), Reinstatement (361.054), Succrs (361.101), Settle & Close (362.001), Compel Sttlmnt (362.002), Settling & Closing/ Account for Final Settlement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (362)

K.  Independent Administration Intent (401.001), Ct-Created Testate (401.002), Ct-Created Intestate (401.003), Power of Sale by Agreement (401.006), Powers of Ind Exor (402ff), Exemptions & Allowances (403.001), Claims (403.051), Accountings (404), Removal (404.003), Succrs (404.004), Court-Appt’d Succr IE (404.005), Acctn’g & Distrib (405.001), Judicial Discharge (405.003), Closing Rep/ Ntc (405.004), Partn & Distrib (405.008), Closing: Appl’n by Distributee (405.009), Closing N/Reqd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (405.012)

L.   Additional Matters Order of No Admn (451), Temp. Adm’n (452), Pending Cont (452.051) Admn of CP (453), Admn w/Presumption of Death (454.001), Public Probate Admr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (455.001)

M.  Lawyer Trust Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (456.0001)

N.  Foreign Wills Ancillary Probate (501) Original Probate (502), Recording in Deed Rec. (503), Contests (504), Foreign PRs, Trustees & Fiduciaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(505.052)

O.  Payment to Comptroller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(551.001)

P.   Durable Power of Attorney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(751, 752)

Estates Code Quick Index: GUARDIANSHIPS


1.   Definitions (1002), Less Restrictive Alternative (1002.0015), Supports and Services (2002.031), Incapacitated Person (1002.017), “Matters Related To”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1021.001)

2.   Jurisdiction (1022), Concurrent Juris (1022.006), Transfer to Statutory Probate Court (1022.007), Transfer to SAPCR (1022.008), Venue (1023), Transfer to Another County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1023.003)

3.   Citation & Notice (1051), Methods (1051.051), ‘Laundry List’ (1051.104), Affdvt of Notice (1051.104). Alternative Service (1051.201), Waiver (1051.251), Depo on Written Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1051.253)

4.   Ad Litems Rule for Costs (1053.051), Attorney Ad Litem - Duties (1054.004), Retained Counsel (1054.006), Guardian Ad Litem - Duties (1054.054), Limited Immunity (1054.056), Court Visitors (1054.101), Court Investigators (1054.151), Attorney Ad Litem Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1054.201)

5.   Trial Standing (1055.001), Intervention (1055.003), Jury (1055.052, 1101.052), Location of Hearing (1055.053), Mediation (1055.151), Bill of Review (1056.101), Change Res. Agt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1057.001)

6.   Creation of Guardianship Appl’n (1101.001), Hearing (1101.051), Findings/Proof (1101.101), CME, IME (1101.103), DID (1101.104); Order Full Authy (1101.151), Limited Authy (1101.152), Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1101.153)

7.   Court-Initiated Investigation (1102.001), Information Letter (1102.003), Aging-Out Minors (1103.001), Appt of Consvtr as Gdn w/o Hrng (1103.002), Only 1 as Gdn (1104.001), Training (1104.003), Pre-Need Desig’n (1104.051ff), Certification Required When (1104.251), Prof Grdns (1104.301), Disqualification (1104.351), Unsuitability (1104.352), Registration (1104.359), Criminal History Checks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1104.401)

8.   Qualification (1105), Oath (1105.051), Bond (1105.101), Amount (1105.154), Safekeeping Agreement before Appointment (1105.156), Sureties (1105.160), Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1106)

9.   Administration Rights, Powers & Duties - Rights Retained (1151.001), BFPs (1151.002); GOP (1151.051), MH Trtmt (1151.053), ? Meds (1151.054), Access to Ward (1151.055), Duty to Inf Rel (1151.056); GOE with & w/o Ord (1151.102-3), Abndn Prop (1151.102), Litn (1151.104); Duty of Care (1151.151), Borrow (1151.201), Grdn to Rec Govt Funds (1151.251), Ntc to VA (1151.301), Ward’s Bill of Rights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1151.351)

10. Notice to Creditors (1153), Permissive Notice (1153.004), Inventory & Appraisement (1154.051), Compensation (1155), Dual Compensation (1155.052), Contingent Fees (1155.053); Attorney’s Fees (1155.054), Expenses (1155.101), Costs (1155.151), Compensation from Medicaid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1155.201)

11. Allowances, Accountings (1156), Claims (1157), Sales (1158), Partn (1158.701), Rentg (1159), Min Props (1160), Investmts (1161); Inv. Plan, Loans (1161.051), Est Plan (1162.001), Inspn of Docs (1162.005), Gifts (1162.051), Annl Acct (GOE) (1163), GOPR (1163.101), E-File GOPR (1163.1011), Liab of Gdn (1164.001), Immun of Grdns Prog (1164.002)

12. Annual Review: Evaluation, Modification, Termination, Removal & Reinstatement Bond Review (1201.002), Judge’s Liability (1201.003), Annual Determination (1201.052), Termination (1201.003) Restoration/Modification (1202.051), Firearms Disability (1202.201), Resignation (1203.001), Removal: w/o Notice (1203.051), w/Notice (1203.052), Reinstatement (1203.056), Successors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1203.101)

13. Final Settlement, Acctg & Discharge Settlement (1204.001), Fun Exp (1204.051), Wind up Int. Est. (1204.052), Fin Accts (1204.101), Deliv Prop (1204.109), Close & Dischg (1204.151), Failre of Gdn to Act/Removal from Active Docket (1204.201)

14. Special Proceedings Temp. Grdn (1251.001), Temp Grdn Pending Cont (1251.051), Non-Res Ward (1252.001) Non-Res Grdn (1252.051); Intrst Grdns (1253.001); Rec & Accep of For Gdns (1253.051), Gdnships filed in Tex & For. Juris (1253.101), Det’n of Most Approp. Forum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1253.151)

15. Court Authorized Trusts & Accounts Management Trust (1301), Pooled Trust Subaccount. . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1302.001)

16. Special Proceedings/Alternatives Sale of Minor’s Int (1351.001), Sale of Adult Ward’s Int (1351.051), Mortg. of Minor’s Int (1352.051, 1352.101), Comm. Admr (1353), Receivers (1354), Payt into Ct Regy (1355), Payt to Non-Res Cred (1355.002), W/drwl from Regy (1355.103), Use of $ by Char. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1355.151)

17. Arts and Entertainment, Advertisement, and Sports Contracts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1356)

18. Supported Decision-Making Agreements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1357)

19. Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (2001)

20. Advance Directives (Tex. Hlth. & Saf. Code) (Dir/Phys, OOH DNR, Med POA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (166)

21. Anatomical Gifts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (692A)

22. Cemeteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(711)

TABLE OF CONTENTS: TEXAS ESTATES CODE

 

TITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS (Ch. 21 - 22)

Chapter 21. Purpose and Construction

Sec. 21.001. Purpose of Code.

Sec. 21.002. Construction.

Sec. 21.003. Statutory References.

Sec. 21.004. Effect of Division of Law.

Sec. 21.005. Applicability of Certain Laws.

Sec. 21.006. Applicability to Probate Proceedings.

Chapter 22. Definitions

Sec. 22.001. Applicability of Definitions.

Sec. 22.002. Authorized Corporate Surety.

Sec. 22.003. Charitable Organization.

Sec. 22.004. Child.

Sec. 22.005. Claims.

Sec. 22.006. Corporate Fiduciary.

Sec. 22.007. Court; County Court, Probate Court, and Statutory Probate Court.

Sec. 22.008. Devise.

Sec. 22.009. Devisee.

Sec. 22.010. Distributee.

Sec. 22.011. Docket.

Sec. 22.012. Estate.

Sec. 22.013. Exempt Property.

Sec. 22.014. Governmental Agency of the State.

Sec. 22.015. Heir.

Sec. 22.016. Incapacitated Person.

Sec. 22.017. Independent Executor.

Sec. 22.018. Interested Person; Person Interested.

Sec. 22.019. Judge.

Sec. 22.020. Legacy.

Sec. 22.021. Legatee.

Sec. 22.022. Minor.

Sec. 22.024. Mortgage; Lien.

Sec. 22.025. Net Estate.

Sec. 22.026. Next of Kin.

Sec. 22.027. Person.

Sec. 22.028. Personal Property.

Sec. 22.029. Probate Matter; Probate Proceedings; Proceeding in Probate; Proceedings for Probate.

Sec. 22.030. Real Property.

Sec. 22.031. Representative; Personal Representative.

Sec. 22.032. Surety.

Sec. 22.033. Ward.

Sec. 22.034. Will.

 

TITLE 2. ESTATES OF DECEDENTS; DURABLE POWERS OF ATTORNEY (Ch. 31 - 752)

SUBTITLE A. SCOPE, JURISDICTION, VENUE, AND COURTS (Ch. 31 - 33)

Chapter 31. General Provisions

Sec. 31.001. Scope of “Probate Proceeding” for Purposes of Code.

Sec. 31.002. Matters Related to Probate Proceeding.

Chapter 32. Jurisdiction

Sec. 32.001. General Probate Court Jurisdiction.

Sec. 32.002. Original Jurisdiction for Probate Proceedings.

Sec. 32.003. Jurisdiction of Contested Probate Proceeding in County with No Statutory Probate Court or Statutory County Court.

Sec. 32.004. Jurisdiction of Contested Probate Proceeding in County with No Statutory Probate Court.

Sec. 32.005. Exclusive Jurisdiction of Probate Proceeding in County with Statutory Probate Court.

Sec. 32.006. Jurisdiction of Statutory Probate Court with Respect to Trusts and Powers of Attorney.

Sec. 32.007. Concurrent Jurisdiction with District Court.

Chapter 33. Venue

Subchapter A. Venue for Certain Proceedings (§§33.01 - 33.005)

Sec. 33.001. Probate of Wills and Granting of Letters Testamentary and of Administration.

Sec. 33.002. Action Related to Probate Proceeding in Statutory Probate Court.

Sec. 33.003. Certain Actions Involving Personal Representative.

Sec. 33.004. Heirship Proceedings.

Sec. 33.005. Certain Actions Involving Breach of Fiduciary Duty.

Subchapter B. Determination of Venue (§§33.051 - 33.055)

Sec. 33.051. Commencement of Proceeding.

Sec. 33.052. Concurrent Venue.

Sec. 33.053. Probate Proceedings in More than One County.

Sec. 33.054. Jurisdiction to Determine Venue. [none]

Sec. 33.055. Protection for Certain Purchasers.

Subchapter C. Transfer of Probate Proceeding (§§33.101 - 33.104)

Sec. 33.101. Transfer to Other County in Which Venue Is Proper.

Sec. 33.102. Transfer for Want of Venue.

Sec. 33.103. Transfer for Convenience.

Sec. 33.104. Validation of Previous Proceedings.

Chapter 34. Matters Relating to Certain Other Types of Proceedings.

Sec. 34.001. Transfer to Statutory Probate Court of Proceeding Related to Probate Proceeding.

Sec. 34.002. Actions to Collect Delinquent Property Taxes.

SUBTITLE B. PROCEDURAL MATTERS (Ch. 51 - 56)

Chapter 51. Notices and Process in Probate Proceedings in General

Subchapter A. Issuance and Form of Notice or Process (§§51.001 - 51.003)

Sec. 51.001. Issuance of Notice or Process in General.

Sec. 51.002. Direction of Writ or Other Process.

Sec. 51.003. Contents of Citation or Notice.

Subchapter B. Methods of Serving Citation or Notice; Persons to Be Served (§§51.051 - 51.056)

Sec. 51.051. Personal Service.

Sec. 51.052. Service by Mail.

Sec. 51.053. Service by Posting.

Sec. 51.054. Service by Publication.

Sec. 51.055. Service on Party’s Attorney of Record.

Sec. 51.056. Service on Personal Representative or Receiver.

Subchapter C. Return and Proof of Service of Citation or Notice (§§51.101 - 51.104)

Sec. 51.101. Requirements for Return on Citation or Notice Served by Personal Service.

Sec. 51.102. Validity of Service and Return on Citation or Notice Served by Posting.

Sec. 51.103. Proof of Service.

Sec. 51.104. Return to Court.

Subchapter D. Alternative Manner of Issuance, Service, and Return (§51.151)

Sec. 51.151. Court-ordered Issuance, Service, and Return under Certain Circumstances.

Subchapter E. Additional Notice Provisions (§§51.201 - 51.203)

Sec. 51.201. Waiver of Notice of Hearing.

Sec. 51.202. Request for Notice of Filing of Pleading.

Sec. 51.203. Service of Notice of Intention to Take Depositions in Certain Matters.

Chapter 52. Filing and Recordkeeping

Subchapter A. Recordkeeping Requirements (§§52.001 - 52.004)

Sec. 52.001. Probate Docket.

Sec. 52.002. Claim Docket.

Sec. 52.003. Probate Fee Book.

Sec. 52.004. Alternate Recordkeeping.

Subchapter B. Files; Index (§§52.051 - 52.053)

Sec. 52.051. Filing Procedures.

Sec. 52.052. Case Files.

Sec. 52.053. Index.

Chapter 53. Other Court Duties and Procedures

Subchapter A. Enforcement of Orders (§53.001)

Sec. 53.001. Enforcement of Judge’s Orders.

Subchapter B. Costs and Security (§§53.051 - 53.054)

Sec. 53.051. Applicability of Certain Laws.

Sec. 53.052. Security for Certain Costs.

Sec. 53.053. Exemption from Probate Fees for Estates of Certain Military Servicemembers.

Sec. 53.054. Exemption from Probate Fees for Estates of Certain Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and Others.

Subchapter C. Procedures for Probate Matters (§§53.101 - 53.107)

Sec. 53.101. Calling of Dockets.

Sec. 53.102. Setting of Certain Hearings by Clerk.

Sec. 53.103. Rendering of Decisions, Orders, Decrees, and Judgments.

Sec. 53.104. Appointment of Attorneys Ad Litem.

Sec. 53.106. Executions in Probate Matters.

Sec. 53.107. Inapplicability of Certain Rules of Civil Procedure.

Chapter 54. Pleadings and Evidence in General

Subchapter A. Pleadings (§§54.001 - 54.002)

Sec. 54.001. Effect of Filing or Contesting Pleading.

Sec. 54.002. Defect in Pleading.

Subchapter B. Evidence (§§54.051 - 54.052)

Sec. 54.051. Applicability of Certain Rules Relating to Witnesses and Evidence.

Sec. 54.052. Use of Certain Records as Evidence.

Chapter 55. Complaints and Contests

Subchapter A. Contest of Proceedings in Probate Court (§§55.001 - 55.002)

Sec. 55.001. Opposition in Probate Proceeding.

Sec. 55.002. Trial by Jury.

Subchapter B. Institution of Higher Education or Charitable Organization as Party to Certain Actions (§§55.051 - 55.053)

Sec. 55.051. Definition.

Sec. 55.052. Necessary Party.

Sec. 55.053. Service of Process.

Subchapter C. Mental Capacity of Decedent (§§55.101 - 55.102)

Sec. 55.101. Entitlement to Production of Communications and Records.

Sec. 55.102. Release of Records.

Subchapter D. Attachment of Estate Property (§§55.151 - 55.152)

Sec. 55.151. Order for Issuance of Writ of Attachment.

Sec. 55.152. Bond.

Subchapter E. Specific Performance of Agreement to Transfer Title (§§55.201 - 55.203)

Sec. 55.201. Complaint and Citation.

Sec. 55.202. Hearing and Order.

Sec. 55.203. Conveyance.

Subchapter F. Bill of Review (§§55.251 - 55.252)

Sec. 55.251. Revision and Correction of Order or Judgment in Probate Proceeding.


Sec. 55.252. Injunction.

Chapter 56. Change and Resignation of Resident Agent of Personal Representative for Service of Process

Sec. 56.001. Change of Resident Agent.

Sec. 56.002. Resignation of Resident Agent.

SUBTITLE C. PASSAGE OF TITLE AND DISTRIBUTION OF DECEDENTS’ PROPERTY IN GENERAL (Ch. 101 - 124)

Chapter 101. Estate Assets in General

Subchapter A. Passage and Possession of Decedent’s Estate on Death (§§101.001 - 101.003)

Sec. 101.001. Passage of Estate on Decedent’s Death.

Sec. 101.002. Effect of Joint Ownership of Property.

Sec. 101.003. Possession of Estate by Personal Representative.

Subchapter B. Liability of Estate for Debts (§§101.051 - 101.052)

Sec. 101.051. Liability of Estate for Debts in General.

Sec. 101.052. Liability of Community Property for Debts of Deceased Spouse.

Chapter 102. Probate Assets: Decedent’s Homestead

Sec. 102.001. Treatment of Certain Children.

Sec. 102.002. Homestead Rights Not Affected by Character of the Homestead.

Sec. 102.003. Passage of Homestead.

Sec. 102.004. Liability of Homestead for Debts.

Sec. 102.005. Prohibitions on Partition of Homestead.

Sec. 102.006. Circumstances under Which Partition of Homestead Is Authorized.

Chapter 111. Nonprobate Assets in General

Subchapter A. Right of Survivorship Agreements Between Joint Tenants (§§111.001 - 111.002)

Sec. 111.001. Right of Survivorship Agreements Authorized.

Sec. 111.002. Agreements Concerning Community Property.

Subchapter B. Other Provisions for Payment or Transfer of Certain Assets on Death (§§111.051 - 111.054)

Sec. 111.051. Definitions.

Sec. 111.052. Validity of Certain Nontestamentary Instruments and Provisions.

Sec. 111.053. Creditor’s Rights Not Limited.

Sec. 111.054. Application of State Law to Certain Nontestamentary Transfers.

Chapter 112. Community Property with Right of Survivorship

Subchapter A. General Provisions (§§112.001 - 112.002)

Sec. 112.001. Definition of Community Property Survivorship Agreement.

Sec. 112.002. Applicability of Other Law to Community Property Held in Multiple-party Accounts.

Subchapter B. Community Property Survivorship Agreements (§§112.051 - 112.054)

Sec. 112.051. Agreement for Right of Survivorship in Community Property.

Sec. 112.052. Form of Agreement.

Sec. 112.053. Adjudication Not Required.

Sec. 112.054. Revocation of Agreement.

Subchapter C. Adjudication to Prove Community Property Survivorship Agreement (§§112.101 - 112.106)

Sec. 112.101. Application Authorized.

Sec. 112.102. Proof Required by Court.

Sec. 112.103. Method of Proof of Signatures.

Sec. 112.104. Court Action; Issuance of Order.

Sec. 112.105. Effect of Order.

Sec. 112.106. Custody of Adjudicated Agreement.

Subchapter D. Ownership and Transfer of Community Property Subject to Agreement (§§112.151 - 112.152)

Sec. 112.151. Ownership of Property During Marriage; Management Rights.

Sec. 112.152. Nontestamentary Nature of Transfers under Agreement.

Subchapter E. Third Parties Dealing with Community Property Subject to Right of Survivorship (§§112.201 - 112.208)

Sec. 112.201. Definition of Certified Copy.

Sec. 112.202. Actual Knowledge or Notice of Agreement.

Sec. 112.203. Personal Representative Without Actual Knowledge of Agreement.

Sec. 112.204. Third-party Purchaser Without Notice of Agreement.

Sec. 112.205. Debtors and Other Persons Without Notice of Agreement.

Sec. 112.206. Third-party Purchaser Without Notice of Revocation of Agreement.

Sec. 112.207. Debtors and Other Persons Without Notice of Revocation of Agreement.

Sec. 112.208. Rights of Surviving Spouse Against Creditors.

Subchapter F. Rights of Creditors (§§112.251 - 112.253)

Sec. 112.251. Multiple-party Accounts.

Sec. 112.252. Liabilities of Deceased Spouse Not Affected by Right of Survivorship.

Sec. 112.253. Rights of Deceased Spouse’s Creditors in Relation to Third Parties.

Chapter 113. Multiple-Party Accounts

Subchapter A. General Provisions (§§113.001 - 113.005)

Sec. 113.001. General Definitions.

Sec. 113.002. Definition of Party.

Sec. 113.003. Definition of Net Contribution.

Sec. 113.004. Types of Accounts.

Sec. 113.005. Authority of Financial Institutions to Enter into Certain Accounts.

Subchapter B. Uniform Account Form (§§113.051 - 113.0531)

Sec. 113.051. Establishment of Type of Account; Applicability of Certain Law.

Sec. 113.052. Form.

Sec. 113.053. Required Disclosure; Use of Form.

Sec. 113.0531. Use of Form and Disclosure by Credit Unions.

Subchapter C. Ownership and Operation of Accounts (§§113.101 - 113.106)

Sec. 113.101. Effect of Certain Provisions Regarding Ownership Between Parties and Others.

Sec. 113.102. Ownership of Joint Account During Parties’ Lifetimes.

Sec. 113.103. Ownership of P.O.D. Account During Original Payee’s Lifetime.

Sec. 113.104. Ownership of Trust Account During Trustee’s Lifetime.

Sec. 113.105. Ownership of Convenience Account; Additions and Accruals.

Sec. 113.106. Ownership and Operation of Other Account with Convenience Signer.

Subchapter D. Rights of Survivorship in Accounts (§§113.151 - 113.158)

Sec. 113.151. Establishment of Right of Survivorship in Joint Account; Ownership on Death of Party.

Sec. 113.152. Ownership of P.O.D. Account on Death of Party.

Sec. 113.153. Ownership of Trust Account on Death of Trustee.

Sec. 113.154. Ownership of Convenience Account on Death of Party.

Sec. 113.1541. Ownership of Other Account with Convenience Signer on Death of Last Surviving Party.

Sec. 113.155. Effect of Death of Party on Certain Accounts Without Rights of Survivorship.

Sec. 113.156. Applicability of Certain Provisions on Death of Party.

Sec. 113.157. Written Notice to Financial Institutions Regarding Form of Account.

Sec. 113.158. Nontestamentary Nature of Certain Transfers.

Subchapter E. Protection of Financial Institutions (§§113.201 - 113.210)

Sec. 113.201. Applicability of Subchapter.

Sec. 113.202. Payment of Multiple-party Account.

Sec. 113.203. Payment of Joint Account.

Sec. 113.204. Payment of P.O.D. Account.

Sec. 113.205. Payment of Trust Account.

Sec. 113.206. Payment of Convenience Account.

Sec. 113.207. Liability for Payment from Joint Account after Death.

Sec. 113.208. Liability for Payment from Convenience Account.

Sec. 113.209. Discharge from Claims.

Sec. 113.210. Set-off to Financial Institution.

Subchapter F. Rights of Creditors; Pledge of Account (§§113.251 - 113.253)

Sec. 113.251. Pledge of Account.

Sec. 113.252. Rights of Creditors.

Sec. 113.253. No Effect on Certain Rights and Liabilities of Financial Institutions.

Chapter 114. Transfer on Death Deed

Subchapter A. General Provisions (§§114.001 - 114.006)

Sec. 114.001. Short Title.

Sec. 114.002. Definitions.

Sec. 114.003. Applicability.

Sec. 114.004. Nonexclusivity.

Sec. 114.005. Uniformity of Application and Construction.

Sec. 114.006. Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act.

Subchapter B. Authorization, Execution, and Revocation of Transfer on Death Deed (§§114.051 - 114.057)

Sec. 114.051. Transfer on Death Deed Authorized.

Sec. 114.052. Transfer on Death Deed Revocable.

Sec. 114.053. Transfer on Death Deed Nontestamentary.

Sec. 114.054. Capacity of Transferor; Use of Power of Attorney.

Sec. 114.055. Requirements.

Sec. 114.056. Notice, Delivery, Acceptance, or Consideration Not Required.

Sec. 114.057. Revocation by Certain Instruments; Effect of Will or Marriage Dissolution.

Subchapter C. Effect of Transfer on Death Deed; Liability of Transferred Property for Creditors’ Claims (§§114.101 - 114.106)

Sec. 114.101. Effect of Transfer on Death Deed During Transferor’s Life.

Sec. 114.102. Effect of Subsequent Conveyance on Transfer on Death Deed.

Sec. 114.103. Effect of Transfer on Death Deed at Transferor’s Death.

Sec. 114.104. Transfer on Death Deed Property Subject to Liens and Encumbrances at Transferor’s Death; Creditors’ Claims.

Sec. 114.105. Disclaimer.

Sec. 114.106. Liability for Creditor Claims; Allowances in Lieu of Exempt Property and Family Allowances.

Subchapter D. Forms for Transfer on Death Deed (§§114.151 - 114.152)

Sec. 114.151. Optional Form for Transfer on Death Deed.

Sec. 114.152. Optional Form of Revocation.

Chapter 115. Beneficiary Designation for Motor Vehicles

Sec. 115.001. Definitions.

Sec. 115.002. Beneficiary Designation Authorized.

Sec. 115.003. Joint Ownership.

Sec. 115.004. Effect of Beneficiary Designation During Owner’s Life.

Sec. 115.005. Effect of Beneficiary Designation at Owner’s or Last Surviving Owner’s Death.

Sec. 115.006. Creditor Claims; Allowances in Lieu of Exempt Property and Family Allowances.

Chapter 121. Survival Requirements

Subchapter A. General Provisions (§121.001)

Sec. 121.001. Applicability of Chapter.

Subchapter B. Survival Requirement for Intestate Succession and Certain Other Purposes (§§121.051 - 121.053)

Sec. 121.051. Applicability of Subchapter.

Sec. 121.052. Required Period of Survival for Intestate Succession and Certain Other Purposes.

Sec. 121.053. Intestate Succession: Failure to Survive Presumed under Certain Circumstances.

Subchapter C. Survival Requirements for Certain Beneficiaries (§§121.101 - 121.102)

Sec. 121.101. Required Period of Survival for Devisee.

Sec. 121.102. Required Period of Survival for Contingent Beneficiary.

Subchapter D. Distribution of Certain Property on Person’s Failure to Survive for Required Period (§§121.151 - 121.153)

Sec. 121.151. Distribution of Community Property.

Sec. 121.152. Distribution of Property Owned by Joint Owners.

Sec. 121.153. Distribution of Certain Insurance Proceeds.

Chapter 122. Disclaimers and Assignments

Subchapter A. Disclaimer of Interest or Power (§§122.001 - 122.005)

Sec. 122.001. Definitions.

Sec. 122.002. Disclaimer.

Sec. 122.003 - 122.153. [repealed]

Sec. 122.201. Assignment.

Sec. 122.202. Filing of Assignment.

Sec. 122.203. Notice. [repealed]

Sec. 122.204. Failure to Comply.

Sec. 122.205. Gift.

Sec. 122.206. Spendthrift Provision.

Chapter 123. Dissolution of Marriage

Subchapter A. Effect of Dissolution of Marriage on Will (§§123.001 - 123.002)

Sec. 123.001. Will Provisions Made Before Dissolution of Marriage.

Sec. 123.002. Treatment of Decedent’s Former Spouse.

Subchapter B. Effect of Dissolution of Marriage on Certain Nontestamentary Transfers (§§123.051 - 123.055)

Sec. 123.051. Definitions.

Sec. 123.052. Revocation of Certain Nontestamentary Transfers; Treatment of Former Spouse as Beneficiary under Certain Policies or Plans.

Sec. 123.053. Effect of Revocation.

Sec. 123.054. Liability of Certain Purchasers or Recipients of Certain Payments, Benefits, or Property.

Sec. 123.055. Liability of Former Spouse for Certain Payments, Benefits, or Property.

Sec. 123.056. Certain Trusts with Divorced Individuals as Joint Settlors.

Subchapter C. Certain Marriages Voidable after Death (§§123.101 - 123.104)

Sec. 123.101. Proceeding to Void Marriage Based on Mental Capacity Pending at Time of Death.

Sec. 123.102. Application to Void Marriage after Death.

Sec. 123.103. Action on Application to Void Marriage after Death.

Sec. 123.104. Effect of Voided Marriage.

Subchapter D. Effect of Dissolution of Marriage on Certain Multiple-Party Accounts (§123.151)

Sec. 123.151. Designation of Former Spouse or Relative of Former Spouse on Certain Multiple-party Accounts.

Chapter 124. Valuation and Taxation of Estate Property

Subchapter A. Apportionment of Taxes (§§124.001 - 124.018)

Sec. 124.001. Definitions.

Sec. 124.002. References to Internal Revenue Code.

Sec. 124.003. Apportionment Directed by Federal Law.

Sec. 124.004. Effect of Disclaimers.

Sec. 124.005. General Apportionment of Estate Tax; Exceptions.

Sec. 124.006. Effect of Tax Deductions, Exemptions, or Credits.

Sec. 124.007. Exclusion of Certain Property from Apportionment.

Sec. 124.008. Exclusion of Certain Temporary Interests from Apportionment.

Sec. 124.009. Qualified Real Property.

Sec. 124.010. Effect of Extension or Deficiency in Payment of Estate Taxes; Liability of Representative.

Sec. 124.011. Apportionment of Interest and Penalties.

Sec. 124.012. Apportionment of Representative’s Expenses.

Sec. 124.013. Withholding of Estate Tax Share by Representative.

Sec. 124.014. Recovery of Estate Tax Share Not Withheld.

Sec. 124.015. Recovery of Unpaid Estate Tax; Reimbursement.

Sec. 124.016. Time to Initiate Actions to Recover Unpaid Estate Tax.

Sec. 124.017. Tax or Death Duty Payable to Another State.

Sec. 124.018. Payment of Expenses and Attorney’s Fees.

Subchapter B. Satisfaction of Certain Pecuniary Gifts (§§124.051 - 124.052)

Sec. 124.051. Valuation of Property Distributed in Kind in Satisfaction of Pecuniary Gift.

Sec. 124.052. Satisfaction of Marital Deduction Pecuniary Gifts with Assets in Kind.

SUBTITLE D. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE (Ch. 151 - 153)

Chapter 151. Examination of Documents and Safe Deposit Boxes

Sec. 151.001. Examination of Documents or Safe Deposit Box with Court Order.

Sec. 151.002. Delivery of Document with Court Order.

Sec. 151.003. Examination of Document or Safe Deposit Box Without Court Order.

Sec. 151.004. Delivery of Document Without Court Order.

Sec. 151.005. Restriction on Removal of Contents of Safe Deposit Box.

Chapter 152. Emergency Intervention

Subchapter A. Emergency Intervention Application (§§152.001 - 152.004)

Sec. 152.001. Application Authorized.

Sec. 152.002. Contents of Application.

Sec. 152.003. Additional Contents of Application: Instructions Regarding Decedent’s Funeral and Remains.

Sec. 152.004. Time and Place of Filing.

Subchapter B. Order for Emergency Intervention (§§152.051 - 152.055)

Sec. 152.051. Issuance of Order Regarding Funeral and Burial Expenses.

Sec. 152.052. Issuance of Order Regarding Access to Certain Personal Property.

Sec. 152.053. Duration of Order.

Sec. 152.054. Certified Copies of Order.

Sec. 152.055. Liability of Certain Persons in Connection with Order.

Subchapter C. Limitation on Right of Decedent’s Surviving Spouse to Control Decedent’s Burial or Cremation (§§152.101 - 152.102)

Sec. 152.101. Application Authorized.

Sec. 152.102. Hearing; Issuance of Order.

Chapter 153. Access to Intestate’s Account With Financial Institution

Sec. 153.001. Definitions.

Sec. 153.002. Inapplicability of Chapter.

Sec. 153.003. Court-ordered Access to Intestate’s Account Information.

SUBTITLE E. INTESTATE SUCCESSION (Ch. 201 - 205)

Chapter 201. Descent and Distribution

Subchapter A. Intestate Succession (§§201.001 - 201.003)

Sec. 201.001. Estate of an Intestate Not Leaving Spouse.

Sec. 201.002. Separate Estate of an Intestate.

Sec. 201.003. Community Estate of an Intestate.

Subchapter B. Matters Affecting Inheritance (§§201.051 - 201.062)

Sec. 201.051. Maternal Inheritance.

Sec. 201.052. Paternal Inheritance.

Sec. 201.053. Effect of Reliance on Affidavit of Heirship.

Sec. 201.054. Adopted Child.

Sec. 201.055. Issue of Void or Voidable Marriage.

Sec. 201.056. Persons Not in Being.

Sec. 201.057. Collateral Kindred of Whole and Half Blood.

Sec. 201.058. Convicted Persons.

Sec. 201.059. Person Who Dies by Casualty.

Sec. 201.060. Alienage.

Sec. 201.061. Estate of Person Who Dies by Suicide.

Sec. 201.062. Treatment of Certain Parent-child Relationships.

Subchapter C. Distribution to Heirs (§§201.101 - 201.103)

Sec. 201.101. Determination of per Capita with Representation Distribution.

Sec. 201.102. No Distinction Based on Property’s Source.

Sec. 201.103. Treatment of Intestate’s Estate.

Subchapter D. Advancements (§§201.151 - 201.152)

Sec. 201.151. Determination of Advancement; Date of Valuation.

Sec. 201.152. Survival of Recipient Required.

Chapter 202. Determination of Heirship

Subchapter A. Authorization and Procedures for Commencement of Proceeding to Declare Heirship (§§202.001 - 202.009)

Sec. 202.001. General Authorization for and Nature of Proceeding to Declare Heirship.

Sec. 202.002. Circumstances under Which Proceeding to Declare Heirship Is Authorized.

Sec. 202.0025. Action Brought after Decedent’s Death.

Sec. 202.004. Persons Who May Commence Proceeding to Declare Heirship.

Sec. 202.005. Application for Proceeding to Declare Heirship.

Sec. 202.006. Request for Determination of Necessity for Administration.

Sec. 202.007. Affidavit Supporting Application Required.

Sec. 202.008. Required Parties to Proceeding to Declare Heirship.

Sec. 202.009. Attorney Ad Litem.

Subchapter B. Notice of Proceeding to Declare Heirship (§§202.051 - 202.057)

Sec. 202.051. Service of Citation by Mail When Recipient’s Name and Address Are Known or Ascertainable.

Sec. 202.052. Service of Citation by Publication.

Sec. 202.053. Required Posting of Citation.

Sec. 202.054. Personal Service of Citation May Be Required.

Sec. 202.055. Service of Citation on Certain Persons Not Required.

Sec. 202.056. Waiver of Service of Citation.

Sec. 202.057. Affidavit of Service of Citation.

Subchapter C. Transfer of Pending Proceeding to Declare Heirship (§§202.101 - 202.103)

Sec. 202.101. Required Transfer of Pending Proceeding to Declare Heirship under Certain Circumstances.

Sec. 202.102. Transfer of Records.


Sec. 202.103. Procedures Applicable to Transferred Proceeding to Declare Heirship; Consolidation with Other Proceeding.

Subchapter D. Evidence Relating to Determination of Heirship (§§202.151 - 202.152)

Sec. 202.151. Evidence in Proceeding to Declare Heirship.

Sec. 202.152. Presumption; Rebuttal.

Subchapter E. Judgment in Proceeding to Declare Heirship (§§202.201 - 202.206)

Sec. 202.201. Required Statements in Judgment.

Sec. 202.202. Finality and Appeal of Judgment.

Sec. 202.203. Correction of Judgment at Request of Heir Not Properly Served.

Sec. 202.204. Limitation of Liability of Certain Persons Acting in Accordance with Judgment.

Sec. 202.205. Effect of Certain Judgments on Liability to Creditors.

Sec. 202.206. Filing and Recording of Judgment.

Chapter 203. Nonjudicial Evidence of Heirship

Sec. 203.001. Recorded Statement of Facts as Prima Facie Evidence of Heirship.

Sec. 203.002. Form of Affidavit Concerning Identity of Heirs.

Chapter 204. Genetic Testing in Proceedings to Declare Heirship

Subchapter A. General Provisions (§204.001)

Sec. 204.001. Proceedings and Records Public.

Subchapter B. Court Orders for Genetic Testing in Proceedings to Declare Heirship (§§204.051 - 204.056)

Sec. 204.051. Order for Genetic Testing.

Sec. 204.052. Advancement of Costs.

Sec. 204.053. Order and Advancement of Costs for Subsequent Genetic Testing.

Sec. 204.054. Submission of Genetic Material by Other Relative under Certain Circumstances.

Sec. 204.055. Genetic Testing of Deceased Individual.

Sec. 204.056. Criminal Penalty.

Subchapter C. Results of Genetic Testing (§§204.101 - 204.103)

Sec. 204.101. Results of Genetic Testing; Admissibility.

Sec. 204.102. Presumption Regarding Results of Genetic Testing; Rebuttal.

Sec. 204.103. Contesting Results of Genetic Testing.

Subchapter D. Use of Results of Genetic Testing in Certain Proceedings to Declare Heirship (§§204.151 - 204.153)

Sec. 204.151. Applicability of Subchapter.

Sec. 204.152. Presumption; Rebuttal.

Sec. 204.153. Effect of Inconclusive Results of Genetic Testing.

Subchapter E. Additional Orders Following Results of Genetic Testing (§204.201)

Sec. 204.201. Order for Change of Name.

Chapter 205. Small Estate Affidavit

Sec. 205.001. Entitlement to Estate Without Appointment of Personal Representative.

Sec. 205.002. Affidavit Requirements.

Sec. 205.003. Examination and Approval of Affidavit.

Sec. 205.004. Copy of Affidavit to Certain Persons.

Sec. 205.005. Affidavit as Local Government Record.

Sec. 205.006. Title to Homestead Transferred under Affidavit.

Sec. 205.007. Liability of Certain Persons.

Sec. 205.008. Effect of Chapter.

Sec. 205.009. Construction of Certain References.

SUBTITLE F. WILLS (Ch. 251 - 258)

Chapter 251. Fundamental Requirements and Provisions Relating to Wills

Subchapter A. Will Formation (§§251.001 - 251.002)

Sec. 251.001. Who May Execute Will.

Sec. 251.002. Interests That May Pass by Will; Disinheritance.

Subchapter B. Will Requirements (§§251.051 - 251.053)

Sec. 251.051. Written, Signed, and Attested.

Sec. 251.052. Exception for Holographic Wills.

Sec. 251.053. Exception for Foreign and Certain Other Wills.

Subchapter C. Self-proved Wills (§§251.101 - 251.107)

Sec. 251.101. Self-proved Will.

Sec. 251.102. Probate and Treatment of Self-proved Will.

Sec. 251.103. Period for Making Attested Wills Self-proved.

Sec. 251.104. Requirements for Self-proving Affidavit.

Sec. 251.1045. Simultaneous Execution, Attestation, and Self-Proving.

Sec. 251.105. Effect of Signature on Self-Proving Affidavit.

Sec. 251.106. Contest, Revocation, or Amendment of Self-proved Will.

Sec. 251.107. Self-proved Holographic Will.

Chapter 252. Safekeeping and Custody of Wills

Subchapter A. Deposit of Will with County Clerk (§§252.001 - 252.004)

Sec. 252.001. Will Deposit; Certificate.

Sec. 252.002. Sealed Wrapper Required.

Sec. 252.003. Numbering of Filed Wills and Corresponding Certificates.

Sec. 252.004. Index.

Subchapter B. Will Delivery During Life of Testator (§§252.051 - 252.052)

Sec. 252.051. Will Delivery.

Sec. 252.052. Surrender of Certificate of Deposit; Exception.

Subchapter C. Actions by County Clerk on Death of Testator (§§252.101 - 252.105)

Sec. 252.101. Notification by County Clerk.

Sec. 252.102. Will Delivery on Testator’s Death.

Sec. 252.103. Inspection of Will by County Clerk.

Sec. 252.104. Notice and Delivery of Will to Executor.

Sec. 252.105. Notice and Delivery of Will to Devisees.

Subchapter D. Legal Effect of Will Deposit (§§252.151 - 252.153)

Sec. 252.151. Deposit Has No Legal Significance.

Sec. 252.152. Prior Deposited Will in Relation to Later Will.

Sec. 252.153. Will Deposit Does Not Constitute Notice.

Subchapter E. Duty and Liability of Custodian of Estate Papers (§§252.201 - 252.204)

Sec. 252.201. Will Delivery.

Sec. 252.2015. Notice and Delivery of Will to Executor or Devisees.

Sec. 252.202. Personal Service on Custodian of Estate Papers.

Sec. 252.203. Arrest; Confinement.

Sec. 252.204. Damages.

Chapter 253. Change and Revocation of Wills

Sec. 253.001. Court May Not Prohibit Changing or Revoking a Will.

Sec. 253.002. Revocation of Will.

Chapter 254. Validity of Certain Provisions In, and Contracts Relating To, Wills

Sec. 254.001. Devises to Trustees.