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Texas Wills and Probate Law
CITATIONS AND NOTICES IN GENERAL ON OPENING OF ADMINISTRATION

TEXAS ESTATES CODE, TITLE 2. SUBTITLE G. CHAPTER 303. 

§ 303.001. CITATION ON APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION.

(a) On the filing with the clerk of an application for letters of administration, the clerk shall issue a citation to all parties interested in the estate.

(b) The citation required by Subsection (a) shall be served by posting and must state:

(1) that the application has been filed;

(2) the nature of the application;

(3) the decedent's name;

(4) the applicant's name;

(5) the time when the court will act on the application; and

(6) that any person interested in the estate may appear at the time stated in the citation to contest the application.

§ 303.002. COURT ACTION PROHIBITED BEFORE SERVICE OF CITATION.

A court may not act on an application for the issuance of letters of administration until service of citation has been made in the manner provided by this chapter.

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