Texas Probate Code - Section 298. Claims Against Estates Of Decedents
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§ 298. CLAIMS AGAINST ESTATES OF DECEDENTS. (a) Time for
Presentation of Claims. A claim may be presented to the personal
representative at any time before the estate is closed if suit on
the claim has not been barred by the general statutes of limitation.
If a claim of an unsecured creditor for money is not presented
within four months after the date of receipt of the notice permitted
by Section 294(d), the claim is barred.
(b) Claims Barred by Limitation Not to Be Allowed or
Approved. No claims for money against a decedent, or against the
estate of the decedent, on which a suit is barred under Subsection
(a) of this section, Section 313, or Section 317(a) or by a general
statute of limitation applicable thereto shall be allowed by a
personal representative. If allowed by the representative and the
court is satisfied that the claim is barred or that limitation has
run, the claim shall be disapproved.
Acts 1955, 54th Leg., p. 88, ch. 55, eff. Jan. 1, 1956. Amended by
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 2992, ch. 988, § 1, eff. June 15, 1971;
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 957, § 47, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts
1995, 74th Leg., ch. 1054, § 5, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.
Last modified: August 11, 2007