Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 34.002

Current through the 87th Legislature (2021) Second Special Session
Section 34.002 - Effect Of Plaintiff's Death
(a) If a plaintiff dies after judgment, any writ of execution must be issued in the name of the plaintiff's legal representative, if any, and in the name of any other plaintiff. An affidavit of death and a certificate of appointment of the legal representative, given under the hand and seal of the clerk of the appointing court, must be filed with the clerk of the court issuing the writ of execution.
(b) If a plaintiff dies after judgment and his estate is not administered, the writ of execution must be issued in the name of all plaintiffs shown in the judgment. An affidavit showing that administration of the estate is unnecessary must be filed with the clerk of the court that rendered judgment. Money collected under the execution shall be paid into the registry of the court, and the court shall order the money partitioned and paid to the parties entitled to it.
(c) Death of a plaintiff after a writ of execution has been issued does not abate the execution, and the writ shall be levied and returned as if the plaintiff were living.

Tex. Civ. Prac. and Rem. Code § 34.002

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.