2017 Texas Estates & Trust Codes with Commentary

658 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2017  

Gerry W. Beyer

Texas Tech University School of Law

Date Written: July 26, 2017


This document contains the Texas Estates Code and the Texas Trusts Code (and related Property Code provisions) showing all changes made by the Regular Session of the 2017 Texas Legislature. The changes, most of which take effect on September 1, 2017, are shown in red-lined format for easy comparison of the prior and new versions of the statutes. Also included are charts converting Probate Code to Estates Code sections and Estates Code to Probate Code sections.

Caveat: This document was prepared before the conclusion of the 2017 Special Session. Thus, readers need to check to see if any of the statutes were impacted by the Special Session.

I have included commentary entitled Statutes in Context to many sections. These annotations provide background information, explanations, and citations to key cases which should assist you in identifying the significance of the statutes and how they operate.

Keywords: Texas Estates Code, Texas Property Code, Texas, wills, probate, trusts, estate administration, guardianship, estate planning

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Beyer, Gerry W., 2017 Texas Estates & Trust Codes with Commentary (July 26, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3009406 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3009406

Gerry W. Beyer (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University School of Law ( email )

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Lubbock, TX 79409
United States
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HOME PAGE: http://www.ProfessorBeyer.com

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