Texas Estates Code § 101.001. Passage of Estate on Decedent's Death

(a) Subject to Section 101.051 , if a person dies leaving a lawful will:

(1) all of the person's estate that is devised by the will vests immediately in the devisees;

(2) all powers of appointment granted in the will vest immediately in the donees of those powers;  and

(3) all of the person's estate that is not devised by the will vests immediately in the person's heirs at law.

(b) Subject to Section 101.051 , the estate of a person who dies intestate vests immediately in the person's heirs at law.


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