Texas
Estates Code
 
Section 256.151:

General Proof Requirements

An applicant for the probate of a will must prove to the court's satisfaction that:

(1)

the testator is dead;

(2)

four years have not elapsed since the date of the testator's death and before the application;

(3)

the court has jurisdiction and venue over the estate;

(4)

citation has been served and returned in the manner and for the period required by this title; and

(5)

the person for whom letters testamentary or of administration are sought is entitled by law to the letters and is not disqualified.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 680, Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2014.

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