Texas Estates Code

Sec. § 253.001
Court May Not Prohibit Changing or Revoking a Will


Notwithstanding Section 22.007 (Court; County Court, Probate Court, and Statutory Probate Court)(a), in this section, “court” means a constitutional county court, district court, or statutory county court, including a statutory probate court.


A court may not prohibit a person from:


executing a new will;


executing a codicil to an existing will; or


revoking an existing will or codicil in whole or in part.


Any portion of a court order that purports to prohibit a person from engaging in an action described by Subsection (b) is void and may be disregarded without penalty or sanction of any kind.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 680 (H.B. 2502), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2014.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1136 (H.B. 2912), Sec. 20, eff. January 1, 2014.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 949 (S.B. 995), Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2015.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 949 (S.B. 995), Sec. 16, eff. September 1, 2015.

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