Tex. Est. Code Section 353.053
Allowance in Lieu of Exempt Property


If all or any of the specific articles of exempt property described by Section 353.051 (Exempt Property to Be Set Aside)(a) are not among the decedent’s effects, the court shall make, in lieu of the articles not among the effects, a reasonable allowance to be paid to the decedent’s surviving spouse and children as provided by Section 353.054 (Payment of Allowance in Lieu of Exempt Property).


The allowance in lieu of a homestead may not exceed $45,000, and the allowance in lieu of other exempt property may not exceed $30,000, excluding the family allowance for the support of the surviving spouse, minor children, and adult incapacitated children provided by Subchapter C.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 680 (H.B. 2502), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2014.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 810 (H.B. 2492), Sec. 2.03, eff. January 1, 2014.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 647 (H.B. 789), Sec. 2.01, eff. January 1, 2014.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 949 (S.B. 995), Sec. 37, eff. September 1, 2015.

Source: Section 353.053 — Allowance in Lieu of Exempt Property, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ES/htm/ES.­353.­htm#353.­053.

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