ESTATES CODE - Title 2 - SUBTITLE F. WILLS

Link to law: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ES/htm/ES.253.HTM
Published: 2015-07-01

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ESTATES CODE

TITLE 2. ESTATES OF DECEDENTS; DURABLE POWERS OF ATTORNEY

SUBTITLE F. WILLS

CHAPTER 253. CHANGE AND REVOCATION OF WILLS



This section was amended by the 84th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see S.B. 995, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting this section.

Sec. 253.001. COURT MAY NOT PROHIBIT CHANGING A WILL. (a) Notwithstanding Section 22.007(a), in this section, "court" means a constitutional county court, district court, or statutory county court, including a statutory probate court.

(b) A court may not prohibit a person from executing a new will or a codicil to an existing will.

(c) Any portion of a court order that purports to prohibit a person from executing a new will or a codicil to an existing will is void and may be disregarded without penalty or sanction of any kind.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 680 (H.B. 2502), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2014.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1136 (H.B. 2912), Sec. 20, eff. January 1, 2014.



Sec. 253.002. REVOCATION OF WILL. A written will, or a clause or devise in a written will, may not be revoked, except by a subsequent will, codicil, or declaration in writing that is executed with like formalities, or by the testator destroying or canceling the same, or causing it to be destroyed or canceled in the testator's presence.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 680 (H.B. 2502), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2014.