§ 304.001 Order of Persons Qualified to Serve as Personal Representative
§ 304.002 Renouncing Right to Serve as Personal Representative
§ 304.003 Persons Disqualified to Serve as Executor or Administrator

Terms Used In Texas Estates Code Chapter 304 - Persons Who May Serve as Personal Representatives

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Devisee: includes a legatee. See Texas Estates Code 22.009
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Next of kin: includes :
    (1) an adopted child or the adopted child's descendants; and
    (2) the adoptive parent of the adopted child. See Texas Estates Code 22.026
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Will: includes :
    (1) a codicil; and
    (2) a testamentary instrument that merely:
    (A) appoints an executor or guardian;
    (B) directs how property may not be disposed of; or
    (C) revokes another will. See Texas Estates Code 22.034
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005