Terms Used In Texas Estates Code 22.025

  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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
  • Exempt property: means the property in a decedent's estate that is exempt from execution or forced sale by the constitution or laws of this state, and any allowance paid instead of that property. See Texas Estates Code 22.013
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005

“Net estate” means a decedent‘s property excluding:
(1) homestead rights;
(2) exempt property;
(3) the family allowance; and
(4) an enforceable claim against the decedent’s estate.