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Leading Texas Law Firm for Probate Disputes, Burdette & Rice Announces Will Contest Litigation in Collin County

McKinney, Texas – December 1, 2016. Burdette & Rice, the largest probate litigation law firm in Dallas and North Texas, is proud to announce that the firm began participation in a jury trial in McKinney, Texas, in the Collin County Probate Court. (Collin County is just north of Dallas, Texas.) The firm’s client asserts that… Read More

Who Gets Paid, When? Texas Trustees and Estates: Blog Post

EDITOR’S NOTE: When a person dies who has set up a trust, the trustee becomes responsible for managing the trust, including paying any creditors in a timely and reasonable fashion. In some situations, there may not be sufficient assets. The trustee, however, must make payments in accord with Texas law and statutes. In this blog… Read More

Preparing for a Jury Trial: Thoughts of an Experienced Dallas Probate Attorney

EDITOR’S NOTE: When a person with significant assets dies and there is unclarity surrounding their estate, a dispute can arise. In this blog post, we overview some of the common issues that can arise in a jury trial. As an experienced Dallas-based probate attorneys, we use the motto of ‘be prepared’ to describe the process of… Read More

Leading Dallas Probate, Estate, and Trust Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces New Associate Attorney

Dallas, Texas – October 31, 2016. Burdette & Rice, the largest probate litigation law firm in Dallas and North Texas, is proud to announce a new associate attorney, David Mead. The firm’s growing practice now includes not only an office in Dallas but also in Plano / Frisco, Texas.

Leading Texas Probate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces New Service for California-related Probate Litigation or Disputes

Dallas, Texas – October 30, 2016. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas law firms for probate disputes and litigation, is proud to announce a new service offering for California-related probate litigation and/or disputes. When an estate, trust, or probate dispute touches both California and Texas, an experienced law firm with connections in both… Read More

Depositions during Probate Litigation: Some Tips for Texans Being Deposed

EDITOR’S NOTE: During probate litigation, it is common for participants to be deposed in what is called a “deposition.” In this blog post, Dallas attorney J. Brian Thomas shares insights for anyone who may be undergoing a deposition under Texas law. In summary, be factual, stay concise, and stay on topic. If you are involved… Read More

Q&A Over Estates Under Texas Law: Power of Appointment

EDITOR’S NOTE: During an inheritance process, managing the estate and its assets can seem confusing to the average lay person. Legal concepts and nomenclature can be used in ways that do not make sense to many people. In this short blog post, Sarah Toraason explains the concept of ‘power of appointment’ and how it works… Read More


EDITOR’S NOTE: When someone dies, he or she may not leave a will. Obviously, proper estate planning would have involved the creation of a last will and testament, but not everyone complies with this best practice. In this blog post, Dallas attorney Marisol Trottier explains ‘proceeding to determine heirship,’ which is what happens if the… Read More

Co-Trustees and Disputes over Trust Management in Texas

EDITOR’S NOTE: While most trusts have one, and only one, trustee, some trusts are set up with so-called co-trustees. Most of the time, this arrangement can work well. However, our Dallas-based attorneys have seen instances in which co-trustees are not in agreement up to and including trust disputes and trust litigation under Texas law. That… Read More