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
January 9, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice of Dallas, Texas, announces that highly regarded and experienced Texas litigation attorney, Murray W. Camp, will join the firm in January, 2016. Burdette & Rice is known as one of the top probate litigation law firms in Texas; the new attorney’s skills will complement the firm’s existing expertise… Read More
December 21, 2015 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, a Dallas, Texas, law firm specializing in trust, estate, and probate litigation, is proud to announce that John H. Phillips will join the firm in an ‘of Counsel’ capacity as of January 1, 2016. John has been a board certified estate planning and probate attorney in the State… Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: Serving as an executor, guardian, or trustee imposes special responsibilities under Texas law. Our Dallas-based attorneys often work in estate, trust, and probate disputes that may involve fiduciary issues. In this blog post, we briefly explore fiduciary litigation.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Probate litigation, whether in Dallas, Texas, or anywhere else, depends on both facts and law. In this blog post, we explore the discovery process as well as the importance of oral depositions. Listening is an often overlooked factor in the art of the deposition.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Texas legislature has enacted some new requirements that impact every guardianship filed in Texas. As Dallas-based attorneys often working in the area of guardianship disputes, we felt a timely blog post could explore these issues.
The 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature passed several bills that directly affect probate in Texas. This post briefly examines key changes in legislation, effective September 1, 2015.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As attorneys in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex, we see our share of emotionally intense and factually complex disputes over trusts, estates, and wills. Many times, mediation before an actual trial can be a cost-effective way for the parties can come to an agreement. This blog post outlines those thoughts.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Most Dallas residents with substantial assets should have a will. Unfortunately, sometimes a will can be lost. This blog post explores the issues surrounding a lost will under Texas law, and the use of witnesses and other testimony in a Dallas courtroom or elsewhere in the Lone Star state.
EDITOR’S NOTE: In estate planning, many Dallas residents will set up a trust for the benefit of their children or others. When setting up a trust, one must designate a trustee. This blog post considers the pros and cons of a family member vs. a corporate entity as the trustee under Texas law.