The legal jargon is that if you left behind a valid Texas Will, you died testate. But if you did not leave behind a valid Texas Will, you died intestate. And in some cases you left behind a Will that wasn’t super great so you have a partial intestacy.
I am the newest attorney at the firm. I guess when you are the newest member of any team it can take some time to understand the culture of that team. It seems that whenever anyone feels lost, the first thing they do is look at their compass.