Texas Estates Code

Sec. § 505.052
Power to Sell Property


If a foreign will has been recorded in the deed records of a county in this state in the manner provided by this subtitle and the will gives an executor or trustee the power to sell property located in this state:


an order of a court of this state is not necessary to authorize the executor or trustee to make the sale and execute proper conveyance; and


any specific directions the testator gave in the foreign will respecting the sale of the estate property must be followed unless the directions have been annulled or suspended by an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.


Notwithstanding Section 501.002 (Application for Ancillary Probate of Foreign Will)(c), the original signatures required by that section may not be required for purposes of this section.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 680 (H.B. 2502), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2014.

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