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Burdette & Rice Announces Successful Presentation on How to Probate a Will in Texas by Attorney David Mead

June 14, 2018 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas estate, trust, and probate litigation law firms, is proud to announce that attorney David Mead gave a successful presentation to Dallas County attorneys on the topic of how to probate a will under Texas law. Continue reading

Leading Texas Probate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Speaking Engagements in California for Attorneys Sarah Toraason and Mark Caldwell

June 7, 2018 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading probate law firms in Texas, is proud to announce that attorneys Sarah Toraason and Mark Caldwell will be giving a presentation in San Diego, California, on multi-state probate issues. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice, a Top Dallas Estate Planning and Estate Litigation Law Firm, Announces Successful Presentation to Dallas County Attorneys

May 31, 2018 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading law firms in Dallas, Texas, for probate, estate, and trust disputes and litigation, is proud to announce a well-received presentation by firm attorney, David Mead. Mead spoke to Dallas County attorneys on May 16, 2018, at the Law Office of Haynes and Boone on the topics of estate planning and probate to the firm’s attorneys seeking to accept pro bono cases from the Dallas Volunteer Attorneys Program (DVAP). Continue reading

Burdette & Rice, a Leading Dallas, Texas, Law Firm for Guardianship Disputes under Texas Law, Announces New Designation for Attorney Ellen Bennett

March 31, 2018 – Dallas, Texas. Leading Dallas, Texas, trust and estate litigation law firm, Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that attorney Ellen Bennett, who is Texas Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, has been invited to serve as an instructor for trusts, estates and guardianships in the Dallas Bar Association’s Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP). Continue reading

Leading Texas Law Firm for Probate, Estate, and Trust Litigation, Burdette & Rice, Announces Presentation to Houston Business & Estate Planning Council

Houston, Texas – March 23, 2018. Burdette & Rice, a leading Texas law firm focused on litigation in probate, estate, and trust litigation, is proud to announce that firm attorneys Mark Caldwell and Brian Thomas gave a successful presentation in February, 2018, to the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council on how estate attorneys can minimize problems for their clients which often arise in connection with the use of powers of attorney. Continue reading

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