2022 Texas Statutes
Estates Code
Title 3 - Guardianship and Related Procedures
Subtitle E - Administration of Guardianship
Chapter 1153 - Notice to Claimants
Section 1153.003. Required Notice to Certain Claimants

Universal Citation: TX Est Code § 1153.003 (2022)

Sec. 1153.003. REQUIRED NOTICE TO CERTAIN CLAIMANTS. (a) Within four months after receiving letters of guardianship, the guardian of an estate shall give notice of the issuance of the letters to each person who has a claim for money against the ward's estate:

(1) that is secured by a deed of trust, mortgage, or vendor's, mechanic's, or other contractor's lien on real estate belonging to the estate; or

(2) about which the guardian has actual knowledge.

(b) Notice provided under this section must be:

(1) sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; and

(2) addressed to the record holder of the claim at the record holder's last known post office address.

(c) The following shall be filed in the court from which the letters of guardianship were issued:

(1) a copy of each notice required by Subsection (a)(1) with the return receipt; and

(2) the guardian's affidavit stating:

(A) that the notice was mailed as required by law; and

(B) the name of the person to whom the notice was mailed, if that name is not shown on the notice or receipt.

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 823 (H.B. 2759), Sec. 1.02, eff. January 1, 2014.

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