Burdette & Rice Announces J. Ellen Bennett Paper on Texas Community Property Law

February 7, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice is proud to announce an innovative paper on community property under Texas law by J. Ellen Bennett, one of the firm’s attorneys. The paper places particular emphasis on community property issues that comprise a significant percent of the estate. 

“Property disputes between formerly married couples over community property under Texas law can be quite contentious,” said Elliott Burdette, Managing Director of Probate Litigation at Burdette and Rice. “When a death occurs, the legal situation can become even more complicated, even up to the point of litigation over a trust or estate with respect to community property in Texas. Ellen’s forthcoming paper is expected to be well received by the Dallas legal community as a contribution to our understanding of these important legal issues.”

Trust Disputes Under Texas LawPersons interested in discussing the paper in advance of publication are encouraged to reach out to Bennett via the firm’s website; those who would like a copy after publication are also urged to contact the firm. It is expected that the paper will be presented to either a Continuing Legal Education program sponsored by the State Bar of Texas or to a Bar Association in North Texas. In either case, interested parties are encouraged to reach out directly to Bennett for details. She can be reached at by visiting her online page or by calling 972-991-7700.

More on Ellen Bennett

Recently designated a 2016 Super Lawyer in Texas, Ellen works out the firm’s Dallas office, fighting for her client’s rights in cases involving including will contests, trust disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties and other lawsuits necessary to protect inheritance rights and guardianships. Additionally, as a Trust and Estate Litigator, Ellen can handle cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, such as trustee or executor misconduct, guardianship disputes or power of attorney disputes. Burdette & Rice is proud that the strong trust and estate litigation skills Ellen has developed are being put to good use in representing our clients in Probate, Trust, Estate and Guardianship matters.

Her forthcoming paper on community property disputes under Texas law is, accordingly, anticipated to be well received.

About Burdette & Rice, PLLC

Burdette & Rice, PLLC is a top Dallas probate law firm, with lawyers dedicated to listening to their clients, being fully present to them, and advocating their clients’ positions in the simplest and most persuasive way possible. The law firm employs some of the top probate and estate lawyers in Dallas, Texas. Clients come to Burdette & Rice to contest a will in Texas, work on complex inheritance litigation and disputes, and to litigate disputes over powers of attorney, guardianship and trustee issues all based on Texas law.

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