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. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Ellen has been voted by her colleagues to be acknowledged as a leader among Texas Trust and Estate Litigators. Ellen’s ongoing commitment to excellence and protecting and fighting for her client’s rights is a never wavering goal.
“Ellen’s selection validates her commitment to excellence as a litigator,” explained Brian Thomas, co-Director of Probate Litigation at Burdette & Rice. He continued, “We are so proud to have Ellen on our team and proud, as well, of the services she prouds for persons in and around Dallas, Texas, who may need an assertive litigation attorney in any trust, estate, or probate dispute.”
Persons who would like to know more about Ms. Bennett can visit her attorney profile at http://www.dallasprobateattorneys.com/j-ellen-bennett/. Persons who’d like to visit her profile on Super Lawyers can visit http://bit.ly/j-ellen-bennett. Even more importantly, any person who may be facing estate, trust, or probate litigation is urged to reach out to Burdette and Rice for a consultation either with Ellen or with another attorney at the firm. There is simply no substitute for a one-on-one consultation as each situation is different.
ABOUT ESTATE DISPUTES
Here is background to this release. First, with respect to Ellen Bennett, Ellen’s practice focuses on disputes in trial and appellate courts concerning estates, trusts, and guardianships. She also advises estate administrators, executors, trustees, and guardians in uncontested administrations. Ellen works closely with her clients to reach effective resolutions to important issues. Second, with respect to estate disputes, estate disputes take many different forms. Usually these disputes involve a third party seeking to compel a court appointed fiduciary, such as an independent executor, dependent administrator, or guardian to perform their required statutory duty. These cases focus often on fiduciary misconduct. In certain situations, the Texas Probate Code allows the recovery of reasonable and necessary attorneys’ fees for a party who successfully obtains compliance with a statutory duty that the fiduciary has neglected, or a party who successfully removes the fiduciary for good reason. However, the Texas Probate Code also allows a fiduciary to recover its reasonable and necessary attorney’s fees and expenses, even if removed, if he or she defended the removal action in good faith.
Again, no two situations are alike and the best step is a confidential consultation with one of the firm’s attorneys with knowledge of Texas law as it may apply to any potential estate, trust, or probate dispute.
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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