Tag Archives: Contest a Will

Small Estate Affidavits & Texas Law: Dying without a Will

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Texas residents with relatively small estates may still have enough assets to bequeath something to their heirs. If, however, they die without a will, certain aspects of Texas law come into play. In this blog post, we explain some of the issues surrounding dying without a will in Texas.

 

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How to Write a Will Under Texas Law: Problems with ‘Form’ Wills

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So-called ‘form wills’ may not be legally valid under Texas law. Holographic wills (those written out completely by hand) if done correctly may be valid. The reality is that drafting a will is best done with the assistance of a lawyer. Our Dallas-based lawyers can help with the drafting of wills. In addition, Burdette & Rice is known as a leading law firm for will disputes in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.

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Making Changes to Your Will

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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 people call a “will attorney” in the Dallas area, please reach out for a consultation.

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Probating a Will in Texas: a Quick Overview

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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 residents of Dallas county but to anyone in Texas.

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Foreign Wills in Texas

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In this quick blog post, we touch on the topic of “foreign wills” in regard to the laws in Texas concerning last wills and testaments. As a law firm involved in all aspects of Texas wills, including will contests under Texas law, we are excited to share this information with the general public. Remember, however, that every situation is unique, and interested parties are reminded to contact our Dallas-based attorneys for a no charge initial phone consultation regarding any issues concerning last will and testaments in Texas, up to and including disputes or litigation.

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Will the Appellate Court Enforce a No Contest Clause?

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When a loved one passes away, his or her will may become an object of contention among friends, family, and other parties. Emotions might become the driving seat, but in this blog post we discuss the importance of facts and the law, as well as maintaining a “good faith” posture vis-à-vis any will contest. Remember that every situation is unique, and if you are having issues concerning a will under Texas law, please reach out for a no charge initial phone consultation

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Understanding Acceptable Documentation to Validate or Contest a Last Will or Testament Under Texas Law

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 We handle many contested wills under Texas law. One of the more common initial questions is what constitutes a last will and testament. In this blog post, we explain some of the basics of acceptable documentation under Texas Law.

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How to Contest a Will in Texas Featured on Revised Website, Announces Burdette & Rice, a Texas Probate Law Firm

Dallas, Texas – November 20, 2014. Burdette & Rice, a top Dallas-based trust, probate and estate law firm, is proud to announce revisions to their informational page on ‘Will Contests’ as part of their newly upgraded website. Additional blog posts are planned on related topics such as ‘How to Dispute a Will in Texas,’ and ‘Practical Advice and Concerns Surrounding Wills and Probate.’ Continue reading