Texas Estates Code

Sec. § 254.004
Contracts Concerning Wills or Devises; Joint or Reciprocal Wills


(a)

A contract executed or entered into on or after September 1, 1979, to make a will or devise, or not to revoke a will or devise, may be established only by:

(1)

a written agreement that is binding and enforceable; or

(2)

a will stating:

(A)

that a contract exists; and

(B)

the material provisions of the contract.

(b)

The execution of a joint will or reciprocal wills does not constitute by itself sufficient evidence of the existence of a contract.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 680 (H.B. 2502), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2014.

(1)

a written agreement that is binding and enforceable; or

(2)

a will stating:

(A)

that a contract exists; and

(B)

the material provisions of the contract.

(b)

The execution of a joint will or reciprocal wills does not constitute by itself sufficient evidence of the existence of a contract.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 680 (H.B. 2502), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2014.
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