(a) “Representative” and “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).
(b) The inclusion of an independent executor in Subsection (a) may not be construed to subject an independent executor to the control of the courts in probate matters with respect to settlement of estates, except as expressly provided by law.

Terms Used In Texas Estates Code 22.031

  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Independent executor: means the personal representative of an estate under independent administration as provided by Chapter Texas Estates Code 22.017
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • 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.