Terms Used In Texas Family Code > Title 4 > Subtitle A - General Provisions
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 22.007
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
Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
Judge: means the presiding judge of any court having original jurisdiction over probate proceedings, regardless of whether the court is: (1) a county court in the exercise of its probate jurisdiction; (2) a court created by statute and authorized to exercise probate jurisdiction; or (3) a district court exercising probate jurisdiction in a contested matter. See Texas Estates Code 22.019
Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
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 22.031
Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
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