TEX PB. CODE ANN. § 881 : Texas Statutes - Section 881: NONRESIDENT GUARDIAN


(a) A nonresident of this state may be appointed and qualified as guardian or coguardian of a nonresident ward's estate located in this state in the same manner provided by this code for the appointment and qualification of a resident as guardian of the estate of an incapacitated person if:

(1) a court of competent jurisdiction in the geographical jurisdiction in which the nonresident resides appointed the nonresident guardian;

(2) the nonresident is qualified as guardian or as a fiduciary legal representative by whatever name known in the foreign jurisdiction of the property or estate of the ward located in the jurisdiction of the foreign court; and

(3) with the written application for appointment in the county court of any county in this state in which all or part of the ward's estate is located, the nonresident files a complete transcript of the proceedings from the records of the court in which the nonresident applicant was appointed, showing the applicant's appointment and qualification as the guardian or fiduciary legal representative of the ward's property or estate.

(b) The transcript required by Subsection (a) of this section must be certified to and attested by the clerk of the foreign court or the officer of the court charged by law with custody of the court records, under the court seal, if any. The certificate of the judge, chief justice, or presiding magistrate, as applicable, of the foreign court must be attached to the transcript, certifying that the attestation of the transcript by the clerk or legal custodian of the court records is in correct form.

(c) If the nonresident applicant meets the requirements of this section, without the necessity of any notice or citation, the court shall enter an order appointing the nonresident. After the nonresident applicant qualifies in the manner required of resident guardians and files with the court a power of attorney appointing a resident agent to accept service of process in all actions or proceedings with respect to the estate, the clerk shall issue the letters of guardianship to the nonresident guardian.

(d) After qualification, the nonresident guardian shall file an inventory and appraisement of the estate of the ward in this state subject to the jurisdiction of the court, as in ordinary cases, and is subject to all applicable provisions of this code with respect to the handling and settlement of estates by resident guardians.

(e) A resident guardian who has any of the estate of a ward may be ordered by the court to deliver the estate to a duly qualified and acting guardian of the ward.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 957, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 1039, Sec. 65, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.