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Terms Used In Texas Estates Code 22.012

  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

“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.