Texas Estates Code

Sec. § 403.051
Duty of Independent Executor


(a)

An independent executor, in the administration of an estate, independently of and without application to, or any action in or by the court:

(1)

shall give the notices required under Sections 308.051 (Required Notice Regarding Presentment of Claims in General) and 308.053 (Required Notice to Secured Creditor);

(2)

may give the notice to an unsecured creditor with a claim for money permitted under Section 308.054 (Permissive Notice to Unsecured Creditor) and bar a claim under Section 403.055 (Certain Unsecured Claims; Barring of Claims); and

(3)

may approve or reject any claim, or take no action on a claim, and shall classify and pay claims approved or established by suit against the estate in the same order of priority, classification, and proration prescribed in this title.

(b)

To be effective, the notice prescribed under Subsection (a)(2) must include, in addition to the other information required by Section 308.054 (Permissive Notice to Unsecured Creditor), a statement that a claim may be effectively presented by only one of the methods prescribed by this subchapter.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1338 (S.B. 1198), Sec. 2.53, eff. January 1, 2014.
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