Texas Estates Code - EST § 101.051. Liability of Estate for Debts in General

(a) A decedent's estate vests in accordance with Section 101.001(a) subject to the payment of:

(1) the debts of the decedent, except as exempted by law;  and

(2) any court-ordered child support payments that are delinquent on the date of the decedent's death.

(b) A decedent's estate vests in accordance with Section 101.001(b) subject to the payment of, and is still liable for:

(1) the debts of the decedent, except as exempted by law;  and

(2) any court-ordered child support payments that are delinquent on the date of the decedent's death.


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