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Texas Homestead Law: an Easy Explanation of How it Works

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Many clients ask us about Texas Homestead Law. Typical questions are ‘What does a homestead exemption do in Texas?,’ or ‘Who qualifies for a homestead exemption in Texas.’ In this blog post, we explain what the homestead exemption is, and the basics of how it works in Texas. Remember, however, that if you are doing estate planning or perhaps facing a potential probate, trust, or estate dispute, reach out to one of our Dallas-based attorneys for a consultation. No two situations are alike, and only an attorney consultation can function as the first step towards a correct understanding of the facts and the law.

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Life Estates under Texas Law: Q&A about What are Life Estates in Texas

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Many clients ask us about so-called Texas life estates, specifically what a life estate means under Texas law as well as how they work and who pays taxes on a life estate. As probate, estate, and trust lawyers here in the Dallas area, we often summarize quick answers to such questions in our blog. Accordingly, in this blog post we will review the basics of life estates in Texas. Remember, however, that if you have questions about probate, estates, or trusts under Texas law (up to and including disputes and/or litigation), reach out to one of our Dallas-based attorneys for a consultation.

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Undue Influence under Texas Law: of Will Contests & More

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Many clients ask us about so-called “undue influence” under Texas law, generally with regard to a potential will contest or some type of trust or estate law. As probate, estate, and trust lawyers here in the Dallas area, we often summarize quick answers to such questions in our blog. Accordingly, in this blog post we will review the basics of undue influence in Texas. Remember, however, that if you have questions about a potential will contest under Texas law, reach out to one of our Dallas-based attorneys for a consultation.

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Burdette & Rice of Dallas, Texas, Announce Attorney Ellen Bennett Selection as Rising Star Trust and Estate Litigation Attorney

January 3, 2018 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, considered one of the top Texas law firms for probate, estate, and trust litigation, is proud to announce that firm attorney Ellen Bennett has been selected by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as a Rising Star Trust and Estate litigator for 2018. Continue reading

Leading Dallas, Texas, Probate Litigation Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Mark Caldwell Designation as 2018 “Super Lawyer”

December 28, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas law firms focused on estate, trust, and probate disputes, is proud to announce that firm attorney, Mark Caldwell, has been selected by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as a Rising Star Trust and Estate Litigator for 2018. Continue reading

Presentation on Power of Attorney Disputes under Texas Law Announced by Burdette & Rice

December 21, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas probate, estate, and trust litigation law firms with offices in Dallas and Plano, is proud to announce that firm attorneys, Brian Thomas and Mark Caldwell, have been selected to prepare a paper and make a presentation to the Houston Business and Estate Planners Association on the topic of litigating disputes governed by the new Texas statute on February 18, 2018. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice, a Top Dallas Probate Litigation Law Firm, Announces Prestigious Citation on Powers of Attorney and Bank Accounts

November 7, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, the largest probate litigation law firm in Dallas and North Texas, is proud to announce that firm attorneys Mark Caldwell and Brian Thomas have garnered a prestigious citation in the 2017 edition of Johanson’s Texas Estates Code Annotated, on the topic of litigation involving Powers of Attorney and bank accounts. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice, a Leading Dallas, Texas, Trust and Estate Litigation Law Firm, Announces New Talk by Attorney Mark Caldwell

Dallas, Texas – November 1, 2017. Leading Dallas, Texas, trust and estate litigation law firm, Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that attorney Mark Caldwell will be speaking November 8, 2017, on the topic of “Summary Judgements” at the Rockwall County Bar Association. Continue reading

Dallas Law Firm of Burdette & Rice Announces Paper Selection on Contested Guardianship Under Texas Law

Dallas, Texas – October 1, 2017. Burdette & Rice, considered one of the top Texas law firms for probate, estate, and trust litigation, is proud to announce that firm attorneys Mark Caldwell, Sarah Toraason, and David Mead have been selected to author a paper on constitutional issues in contested guardianships for the Texas Tech School of Law Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal. The firm has a strong commitment to continuing education in all formats – live presentations, online blog posts, and publication in prestigious journals. Continue reading

Leading Dallas, Texas, Estate Litigation Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces 2018 Paper by Attorney Mark Caldwell

Dallas, Texas – September 28, 2017. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas estate, trust, and probate litigation law firms, is proud to announce that attorney Mark Caldwell has had the honor of having his paper on “Power of Attorney Litigation” accepted by the Thomson Reuters national publication, “Estate Planning,” for publication in early 2018. The journal, “Estate Planning,” ¬†focuses on tax efficiency, asset protection, financial planning, charitable giving and the care of family members in diverse circumstances. Continue reading