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Estates and Guardianship Code
Proposed Chapters

   TTLE 2. ESTATES OF DECEDENTS

   SUBTITLE A. (Reserved for Scope, Jurisdiction, and Courts)

   SUBTITLE B. PROCEDURAL MATTERS
     CHAPTER 51. NOTICES AND PROCESS IN PROBATE PROCEEDINGS IN GENERAL
     CHAPTER 52. FILING AND RECORDKEEPING
     CHAPTER 53. OTHER COURT DUTIES AND PROCEDURES
     CHAPTER 54. PLEADINGS AND EVIDENCE IN GENERAL
     CHAPTER 55. COMPLAINTS AND CONTESTS
     CHAPTER 56. CHANGE AND RESIGNATION OF RESIDENT AGENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS

   SUBTITLE C. PASSAGE OF TITLE AND DISTRIBUTION OF DECEDENTS' PROPERTY IN GENERAL
     CHAPTER 101. ESTATE ASSETS IN GENERAL
     CHAPTER 102. PROBATE ASSETS: DECEDENT'S HOMESTEAD
     CHAPTER 111. NONPROBATE ASSETS IN GENERAL
     CHAPTER 112. COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP
     CHAPTER 113. MULTIPLE-PARTY ACCOUNTS
     CHAPTER 121. SURVIVAL REQUIREMENTS
     CHAPTER 122. DISCLAIMERS AND ASSIGNMENTS
     CHAPTER 123. DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
     CHAPTER 124. VALUATION AND TAXATION OF ESTATE PROPERTY

   SUBTITLE D. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE
     CHAPTER 151. EXAMINATION OF DOCUMENTS AND SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
     CHAPTER 152. EMERGENCY INTERVENTION

   SUBTITLE E. INTESTATE SUCCESSION
     CHAPTER 201. DESCENT AND DISTRIBUTION
     CHAPTER 202. DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP
     CHAPTER 203. NONJUDICIAL EVIDENCE OF HEIRSHIP
     CHAPTER 204. GENETIC TESTING IN PROCEEDINGS TO DECLARE HEIRSHIP
     CHAPTER 205. SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVIT

   SUBTITLE F. WILLS
     CHAPTER 251. FUNDAMENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROVISIONS RELATING TO WILLS
     CHAPTER 252. SAFEKEEPING AND CUSTODY OF WILLS
     CHAPTER 253. CHANGE AND REVOCATION OF WILLS
     CHAPTER 254. VALIDITY OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS IN, AND CONTRACTS RELATING TO, WILLS
     CHAPTER 255. CONSTRUCTION AND INTERPRETATION OF WILLS
     CHAPTER 256. PROBATE OF WILLS GENERALLY
     CHAPTER 257. PROBATE OF WILL AS MUNIMENT OF TITLE
     CHAPTER 258. CITATIONS AND NOTICES RELATING TO PROBATE OF WILL

   SUBTITLE G. INITIAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND OPENING OF ADMINISTRATION
     CHAPTER 301. APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY OR OF ADMINISTRATION
     CHAPTER 303. CITATIONS AND NOTICES IN GENERAL ON OPENING OF ADMINISTRATION
     CHAPTER 304. PERSONS WHO MAY SERVE AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
     CHAPTER 305. QUALIFICATION OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
     CHAPTER 306. GRANTING AND ISSUANCE OF LETTERS
     CHAPTER 307. VALIDITY OF CERTAIN ACTS OF EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS
     CHAPTER 308. NOTICE TO BENEFICIARIES AND CLAIMANTS
     CHAPTER 309. INVENTORY, APPRAISEMENT, AND LIST OF CLAIMS
     CHAPTER 310. ALLOCATION OF ESTATE INCOME AND EXPENSES

   SUBTITLE H. CONTINUATION OF ADMINISTRATION
     CHAPTER 351. POWERS AND DUTIES OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL
     CHAPTER 352. COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHERS
     CHAPTER 353. EXEMPT PROPERTY AND FAMILY ALLOWANCE
     CHAPTER 354. SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS FOR, OR WITHDRAWAL FROM ADMINISTRATION OF, CERTAIN ESTATES
     CHAPTER 355. PRESENTMENT AND PAYMENT OF CLAIMS
     CHAPTER 356. SALE OF ESTATE PROPERTY
     CHAPTER 357. RENTING ESTATE PROPERTY
     CHAPTER 358. MATTERS RELATING TO MINERAL PROPERTIES
     CHAPTER 359. ANNUAL ACCOUNT AND OTHER EXHIBITS AND REPORTS
     CHAPTER 360. PARTITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE
     CHAPTER 361. DEATH, RESIGNATION, OR REMOVAL OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES; APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSORS
     CHAPTER 362. CLOSING ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE

   SUBTITLE I. [RESERVED FOR INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION]

   SUBTITLE J. ADDITIONAL MATTERS RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN ESTATES
     CHAPTER 451. ORDER OF NO ADMINISTRATION
     CHAPTER 452. TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
     CHAPTER 453. ADMINISTRATION OF COMMUNITY PROPERTY
     CHAPTER 454. ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF PERSON PRESUMED DEAD

   SUBTITLE K. FOREIGN WILLS, OTHER TESTAMENTARY INSTRUMENTS, AND FIDUCIARIES
     CHAPTER 501. ANCILLARY PROBATE OF FOREIGN WILL
     CHAPTER 502. ORIGINAL PROBATE OF FOREIGN WILL
     CHAPTER 503. RECORDING OF FOREIGN TESTAMENTARY INSTRUMENT
     CHAPTER 504. CONTEST OF OR OTHER CHALLENGE TO FOREIGN TESTAMENTARY INSTRUMENT
     CHAPTER 505. FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, TRUSTEES, AND FIDUCIARIES

   SUBTITLE L. PAYMENT OF ESTATES INTO TREASURY
     CHAPTER 551. PAYMENT OF CERTAIN ESTATES TO STATE
TLC: Estates and Guardianship Code Proposed Chapters

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