Texas Probate Code - Section 6. Venue For Probate Of Wills And Administration Of Estates Of Decedents
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§ 6. VENUE FOR PROBATE OF WILLS AND ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF DECEDENTS. Wills shall be admitted to probate, and letters testamentary or of administration shall be granted: (a) In the county where the deceased resided, if he had a domicile or fixed place of residence in this State. (b) If the deceased had no domicile or fixed place of residence in this State but died in this State, then either in the county where his principal property was at the time of his death, or in the county where he died. (c) If he had no domicile or fixed place of residence in this State, and died outside the limits of this State, then in any county in this State where his nearest of kin reside. (d) But if he had no kindred in this State, then in the county where his principal estate was situated at the time of his death. (e) In the county where the applicant resides, when administration is for the purpose only of receiving funds or money due to a deceased person or his estate from any governmental source or agency; provided, that unless the mother or father or spouse or adult child of the deceased is applicant, citation shall be served personally on the living parents and spouses and adult children, if any, of the deceased person, or upon those who are alive and whose addresses are known to the applicant. Acts 1955, 54th Leg., p. 88, ch. 55, eff. Jan. 1, 1956.
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