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Honest Mistakes by Fiduciaries Under Texas Law

EDITOR’S NOTE: The management of an estate or trust is an important responsibility. Fiduciaries have an obvious obligation not to steal or misuse assets; so-called ‘honest mistakes’ are a different matter. This blog post, written by one of our Dallas-based attorney, explores the situation of an ‘honest mistake’ during a possible trust or estate dispute… Read More

Probate Litigation and Mediation: Dallas County Trends

EDITOR’S NOTE: Although emotions can run high during an estate, trust, or guardianship dispute, a growing number of Courts, including those in Dallas County, pro-actively encourage parties to try mediation first. In this blog post, we review how the mediation process works in a probate dispute, against the background of potential litigation.

Burdette & Rice, a Leading Texas Law Firm for Probate, Estate, and Trust Litigation, Announces Twitter Milestone

May 7, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, a top Dallas law firm focusing on will litigation and disputes, is proud to announce an important social media milestone: the posting of the firm’s one hundred fiftieth tweet on Twitter. Twitter, of course, is the ‘go to’ social network for news and timely information, and… Read More

Burdette & Rice, a Leading Dallas Law Firm for Will Contests & Litigation, Releases Latest in Blog Series on Wills

Dallas, Texas – May 2, 2016. Burdette & Rice, a top Dallas law firm focusing on will litigation and disputes, is proud to announce the latest informative post to its blog on the topic of wills. Many lay people have questions about how to draft a will, and once drafted, how to change a will…. Read More

Making Changes to Your Will

EDITOR’S NOTE: While anyone with substantial assets may recognize the need to consult with a Texas attorney to formulate a will in the first place, some people do not realize that changing a will also may require legal assistance. Simply crossing through names or items is not sufficient. If you are looking for what lay… Read More

Probating a Will in Texas: a Quick Overview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Most legal proceedings have deadlines: certain actions must be taken within specific time frames as provided by Texas law. However, in some situations, an applicant may have fallen outside the required deadline but can still petition a court to probate a will. This blog post explores this issue, of importance not just to… Read More

If a Settlement Falls Apart, a Perspective: Dallas Estate, Trust, and Probate Blog

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nowadays, many trust or estate disputes reach a settlement before an actual trial. In most situations, these settlements work well, and the parties go about their lives. However, in some situations, the settlement may fall apart, and a good attorney can reach out to the Dallas Court for assistance in enforcing the settlement… Read More

Fiduciary Disputes Regarding Estates or Trusts Under Texas Law: Limitations Issues

EDITOR’S NOTE: Most legal proceedings have deadlines: certain actions must be taken within specific time frames as provided by Texas law. Among the most common is the so-called statute of limitations. In this blog post, we discuss possible situations when this statute may, or may not, apply in a strictly technical sense. Interested parties are… Read More

Dallas Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Post on Fiduciary Litigation

February 26, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice of Dallas, Texas, a law firm specializing in litigation over trusts, probate, and estates, is proud to announce an important new blog post on the topic of Fiduciary litigation. The firm has made a commitment to using its blog as a public outreach mechanism to better… Read More

Burdette & Rice Announces Contested Texas Guardianship to be Topic of Upcoming Dallas Presentation by Mark Caldwell to Texas Licensed Attorneys

January 30, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that Mark Caldwell, a Texas Board Certified Estate and Probate Attorney and one of the firm’s Dallas, Texas, probate and estate dispute attorneys, has been invited to speak on March 22, 2016, to Texas licensed attorneys on the topic of “Trends in… Read More