(a) At any time before an estate administration is closed, a personal representative may give notice by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, to an unsecured creditor who has a claim for money against the estate.
(b) Notice given under Subsection (a) must:
(1) expressly state that the creditor must present the claim before the 121st day after the date of the receipt of the notice or the claim is barred, if the claim is not barred by the general statutes of limitation; and
(2) include:
(A) the date the letters testamentary or of administration held by the personal representative were issued to the representative;
(B) the address to which the claim may be presented; and
(C) an instruction of the representative’s choice that the claim be addressed in care of:
(i) the representative;
(ii) the representative’s attorney; or
(iii) “Representative, Estate of _______” (naming the estate).

Terms Used In Texas Estates Code 308.054

  • 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
  • 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