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Posted over 3 years ago.

He is a Dependent excutor-what is a devisee?

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Orsen E. Paxton III, Probate Attorney - Arlington, TX
Posted over 3 years ago.

There is no such thing as a "dependent executor" in Texas. There is a Dependent Administrator. That is the title of the person appointed by the court to administer an estate where there was no Will. Because you used the term "executor" in your question and facts we all assumed there was a Will. A "devisee" is someone who receives something in a Will.

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Posted over 3 years ago.

Thank you, yes, I am sorry, he is a dependent administrator-semantics do make a huge difference law- there, is a holligraphic will.

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Posted over 3 years ago.

Is it still okay for the estate to be moved out of county as a dependent administrator?

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Orsen E. Paxton III, Probate Attorney - Arlington, TX
Posted over 3 years ago.

Its not semantics. These are legal terms. And now you have introduced a holographic will into these very confusing facts. If the holographic will was admitted to probate, then I suspect the court appointed a "dependent administrator with will annexed". But, I am guessing. A Dependent Administrator does not have the authority to remove estate assets or to dispose of them without authority from the court. A Dependent Administrator with Will Annexed does not have authority to dispose of assets in any manner not provided for in the holographic Will. You really need to consult with an experienced probate lawyer to get any kind of advice based upon all of the facts of this case.

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Posted over 3 years ago.

Thank you

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Orsen E. Paxton III, Probate Attorney - Arlington, TX
Posted over 3 years ago.

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