Texas Estates Code § 153.003. Court-Ordered Access to Intestate's Account Information

(a) In this section, “interested person” means an heir, spouse, creditor, or any other having a property right in or claim against the decedent's estate.

(b) On application of an interested person or on the court's own motion, a court may issue an order requiring a financial institution to release to the person named in the order information concerning the balance of each account that is maintained at the financial institution of a decedent who dies intestate if:

(1) 90 days have elapsed since the date of the decedent's death;

(2) no petition for the appointment of a personal representative for the decedent's estate is pending;  and

(3) no letters testamentary or of administration have been granted with respect to the estate.


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