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.