2011 Bills

2011 Legislation

The 82nd Texas Legislature ended its regular session May 30, 2011. All probate, guardianship and trust bills passed during the session have been signed by the Governor, and most become effective September 1, 2011. One bill in the first called session (SB 1) contains guardianship changes and, as of July 8, 2011, was awaiting the Governor's signature. Each bill affecting probate, guardianship and trust law is listed below. Click here to search for a particular bill, or use the list of topics and key words to the right to find legislation.

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All bills are labeled "Awaiting Governor's Signature," "Enacted," or "Did Not Pass."

Entries in family allowance (1)


Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: HB 2492 -- Adding adult incapacitated children to family allowance, etc.

Caption: Relating to the family allowance, treatment of exempt property, and an allowance in lieu of exempt property in the administration of a decedent's estate.
Author: Naishtat
Bill History
Bill Text

Relevance:  HB 2492 would amend 12 sections of the Probate Code to add adult incapacitated children to the list of persons who may benefit from the family allowance, exempt property and allowance in lieu of exempt property.