New Texas Estates Code Conversion Chart Available


With the transition from the Texas Probate Code to the new Texas Estates Code comes potential confusion and extra time spent making your documents accurate. TexasBarBooks thought it would be worthwhile to point out that author, blogger, and Texas Tech law professor Gerry W. Beyer has posted a conversion chart to his Web site regarding the changes. Simply click the link in the upper right hand corner of the linked page.

These disposition tables should act as a useful guide for Texas probate lawyers who have become accustomed to the names and numbers included in the nearly sixty-year-old Texas Probate Code, put to rest this past December 31. Beyer has also posted versions of the old Probate and new Estates codes that are updated with the 2013 legislative changes.

In the meantime, TexasBarBooks has incorporated the new Estates Code citations, terminology, and statutory requirements in the fourth edition of the Texas Probate System as well in the forthcoming supplement to the Texas Guardianship Manual.

We appreciate Prof. Beyer’s effort in assembling this document and making it public information for the benefit of Texas lawyers. And stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information on the comprehensive changes included in our new edition of the Probate System!

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