Tex. Est. Code Section 304.003
Persons Disqualified to Serve as Executor or Administrator


Except as provided by Subsection (b), a person is not qualified to serve as an executor or administrator if the person is:




a felon convicted under the laws of the United States or of any state of the United States unless, in accordance with law, the person has been pardoned or has had the person’s civil rights restored;


a nonresident of this state who:


is a natural person or corporation; and


has not:
appointed a resident agent to accept service of process in all actions or proceedings with respect to the estate; or
had that appointment filed with the court;


a corporation not authorized to act as a fiduciary in this state; or


a person whom the court finds unsuitable.


A person described by Subsection (a)(2) is not disqualified from serving as an executor of a decedent’s estate under Subsection (a)(2) if:


the person is named as executor in the decedent’s will;


the person is otherwise qualified to serve as an executor; and


the court approves the person serving as an executor.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 680 (H.B. 2502), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2014.
Amended by:
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 205 (S.B. 1373), Sec. 19, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 304.003 — Persons Disqualified to Serve as Executor or Administrator, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ES/htm/ES.­304.­htm#304.­003 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 304.003’s source at texas​.gov