Dallas, Texas – September 28, 2017. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas estate, trust, and probate litigation law firms, is proud to announce that attorney Mark Caldwell has had the honor of having his paper on “Power of Attorney Litigation” accepted by the Thomson Reuters national publication, “Estate Planning,” for publication in early 2018. The journal, “Estate Planning,” focuses on tax efficiency, asset protection, financial planning, charitable giving and the care of family members in diverse circumstances.
“Skill at estate litigation doesn’t happen overnight and it’s not easy,” explained Elliott Burdette, Managing Director of Probattexe Litigation at Burdette & Rice. “Mark is an incredible attorney who is not only a skilled litigator but someone who finds the time to share his knowledge in talks and publications such as this upcoming commitment to be published in Thomson Reuter’s journal, ‘Estate Planning.'”
To learn more about attorney Mark Caldwell, who has written extensively on the topic of litigation involving Powers of Attorney, visit http://www.dallasprobateattorneys.com/mark-r-caldwell/. Persons interested in obtaining a copy of the article upon publication should reach out to Mark directly; persons who may be facing an estate litigation issues, especially but not only those in the Dallas, Texas, area, can reach out for a private consultation as well. Those who want a quick overview to the firm’s estate litigation practice should visit http://www.dallasprobateattorneys.com/probate-estate-disputes/.
POWER OF ATTORNEY DISPUTES AND LITIGATION UNDER TEXAS LAW
While the content of Mark’s paper is as yet unpublished, the Texas lay public would do well to visit the firm’s informational page on power of attorney disputes under Texas law at http://www.dallasprobateattorneys.com/power-of-attorney-disputes/. This page explains that many people in Texas are serving, or will serve, as attorney-in-fact for a friend or family member at some point. The fiduciary relationship created by a Durable Power of Attorney or Medical Power of Attorney is one of the most common fiduciary relationships that can be encountered, yet it is the one that is the most often abused. A Durable Power of Attorney is a written instrument that authorizes a third party to manage someone else’s financial affairs. This instrument remains effective even if the person signing the instrument becomes disabled or incompetent after signing it, thus making it “durable.” Durable Powers of Attorney present numerous potential disputes that play out in the probate courts. In the most common factual scenario, a parent has given one child a power of attorney to manage the parent’s financial affairs. The child may become secretive about his or her actions, or engage in suspicious transactions without the parent’s consent or authority. Many cases like this will involve other friends or family members expressing concerns about the Attorney-in-fact acting improperly. It should be noted that anyone facing a possible dispute over power of attorney in the Dallas, Texas, area is well-advised to reach out for a confidential consultation with an attorney.
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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