Sections
Subchapter A General Provisions 114.001 – 114.006
Subchapter B Authorization, Execution, and Revocation of Transfer On Death Deed 114.051 – 114.057
Subchapter C Effect of Transfer On Death Deed; Liability of Transferred Property for Creditors’ Claims 114.101 – 114.106
Subchapter D Forms for Transfer On Death Deed 114.151 – 114.152

Terms Used In Texas Estates Code Chapter 114

  • Affidavit: means a statement in writing of a fact or facts signed by the party making it, sworn to before an officer authorized to administer oaths, and officially certified to by the officer under his seal of office. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Child: includes an adopted child, regardless of whether the adoption occurred through:
    (1) an existing or former statutory procedure; or
    (2) an equitable adoption or acts of estoppel. See Texas Estates Code 113.152
  • Claims: includes :
    (1) liabilities of a decedent that survive the decedent's death, including taxes, regardless of whether the liabilities arise in contract or tort or otherwise;
    (2) funeral expenses;
    (3) the expense of a tombstone;
    (4) expenses of administration;
    (5) estate and inheritance taxes; and
    (6) debts due such estates. See Texas Estates Code 113.153
  • County election precinct: means an election precinct established under Section Texas Election Code 171.028
  • Distributee: means a person who is entitled to a part of the estate of a decedent under a lawful will or the statutes of descent and distribution. See Texas Estates Code 113.157
  • 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 113.201
  • General election: means an election, other than a primary election, that regularly recurs at fixed dates. See Texas Election Code 171.028
  • General election for state and county officers: means the general election at which officers of the federal, state, and county governments are elected. See Texas Election Code 171.028
  • Independent executor: means the personal representative of an estate under independent administration as provided by Chapter Texas Estates Code 113.205
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • lien: include :
    (1) a deed of trust;
    (2) a vendor's lien, a mechanic's, materialman's, or laborer's lien, an attachment or garnishment lien, and a federal or state tax lien;
    (3) a chattel mortgage;
    (4) a judgment; and
    (5) a pledge by hypothecation. See
  • Livestock: means cattle, horses, mules, asses, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, exotic livestock, including elk and elk hybrids, and hogs, unless otherwise defined. See Texas Education Code 66.82
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • 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 114.004
  • Population: means the population shown by the most recent federal decennial census. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Real property: includes estates and interests in land, whether corporeal or incorporeal or legal or equitable. See Texas Estates Code 114.003
  • Registered voter: means a person registered to vote in this state whose registration is effective. See Texas Election Code 171.028
  • Residence address: means the street address and any apartment number, or the address at which mail is received if the residence has no address, and the city, state, and zip code that correspond to a person's residence. See Texas Election Code 171.028
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Signature: includes the mark of a person unable to write, and "subscribe" includes the making of such a mark. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • sworn: includes affirm or affirmed. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • United States: includes a department, bureau, or other agency of the United States of America. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005