Texas Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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Important health, legal, and end-of-life planning forms and information for people living in The Lone Star State.

Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Texas.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for Texas. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

 

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for Texas. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: SB 1193 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications. [Read the full Bill]
Status: Signed by the Governor on June 1, 2017; Effective September 1, 2017

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.

     

    Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)

    • Texas has no legislation

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.

     

    Organ Donation Registries

    Texas Organ Donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.

     

    MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment) Form

    Download the MOST form for Texas residents. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

     

    Probate Laws

    Texas Probate Estates Code

    For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.

     

    Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

    • Texas has no estate tax or inheritance tax

    For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.

    State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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