Texas Estates Code

Sec. § 1353.002
Spouse As Community Administrator


Except as provided by Section 1353.004 (Appointment of Guardian of the Estate Under Certain Circumstances), when a spouse is judicially declared to be incapacitated, the other spouse, in the capacity of surviving partner of the marital partnership, acquires full power to manage, control, and dispose of the entire community estate, including the part of the community estate that the incapacitated spouse legally has the power to manage in the absence of the incapacity, as community administrator without an administration.


The spouse who is not incapacitated is presumed to be suitable and qualified to serve as community administrator.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 823 (H.B. 2759), Sec. 1.02, eff. January 1, 2014.

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