Chapter 252. Safekeeping And Custody Of Wills
Estates Code Sections 252.001–252.204


§ 252.001

(a) A testator, or another person for the testator, may deposit the testator's will with the county clerk of the county of the testator's...

§ 252.002

(a) A will intended to be deposited with a county clerk shall be enclosed in a sealed wrapper.(b) The wrapper must be endorsed with:(1) "Will...

§ 252.003

(a) A county clerk shall number wills deposited with the clerk in consecutive order.(b) A certificate of deposit issued under Section 252.001(c)...

§ 252.004

A county clerk shall keep an index of all wills deposited with the clerk under Section 252.001.Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 680, Sec....

§ 252.051

During the lifetime of the testator, a will deposited with a county clerk under Subchapter A may be delivered only to:(1) the testator; or(2) ...

§ 252.052

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), on delivery of a will to the testator or a person authorized by the testator under Section 252.051, the...

§ 252.101

A county clerk shall notify, by registered mail, return receipt requested, each person named on the endorsement of the will wrapper that the will...

§ 252.103

A county clerk shall open a will wrapper and inspect the will if:(1) the notice required by Section 252.101 is returned as undelivered; or(2) ...

§ 252.104

If a county clerk inspects a will under Section 252.103 and the will names an executor, the clerk shall:(1) notify the person named as executor,...

§ 252.105

(a) If a county clerk inspects a will under Section 252.103, the clerk shall notify by registered mail, return receipt requested, the devisees...

§ 252.151

The provisions of Subchapter A providing for the deposit of a will with a county clerk during the lifetime of a testator are solely for the...

§ 252.152

A will that is not deposited as provided by Subchapter A shall be admitted to probate on proof that the will is the last will and testament of the...

§ 252.153

The deposit of a will as provided by Subchapter A does not constitute notice, constructive or otherwise, to any person as to the existence or the...

§ 252.201

On receiving notice of a testator's death, the person who has custody of the testator's will shall deliver the will to the clerk of the court that...

§ 252.202

On a sworn written complaint that a person has custody of the last will of a testator or any papers belonging to the estate of a testator or...

§ 252.203

On the return of a citation served under Section 252.202, if the judge is satisfied that the person served with the citation had custody of the...

§ 252.204

(a) A person who refuses to deliver a will or papers described by Section 252.202 is liable to any person aggrieved by the refusal for all...

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