May 31, 2018 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading law firms in Dallas, Texas, for probate, estate, and trust disputes and litigation, is proud to announce a well-received presentation by firm attorney, David Mead. Mead spoke to Dallas County attorneys on May 16, 2018, at the Law Office of Haynes and Boone on the topics of estate planning and probate to the firm’s attorneys seeking to accept pro bono cases from the Dallas Volunteer Attorneys Program (DVAP). Continue reading
Houston, Texas – March 23, 2018. Burdette & Rice, a leading Texas law firm focused on litigation in probate, estate, and trust litigation, is proud to announce that firm attorneys Mark Caldwell and Brian Thomas gave a successful presentation in February, 2018, to the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council on how estate attorneys can minimize problems for their clients which often arise in connection with the use of powers of attorney. Continue reading
Many clients ask us about so-called Texas life estates, specifically what a life estate means under Texas law as well as how they work and who pays taxes on a life estate. As probate, estate, and trust lawyers here in the Dallas area, we often summarize quick answers to such questions in our blog. Accordingly, in this blog post we will review the basics of life estates in Texas. Remember, however, that if you have questions about probate, estates, or trusts under Texas law (up to and including disputes and/or litigation), reach out to one of our Dallas-based attorneys for a consultation.
November 7, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, the largest probate litigation law firm in Dallas and North Texas, is proud to announce that firm attorneys Mark Caldwell and Brian Thomas have garnered a prestigious citation in the 2017 edition of Johanson’s Texas Estates Code Annotated, on the topic of litigation involving Powers of Attorney and bank accounts. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Dallas, Texas – August 1, 2017. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas law firms with expertise in estate, trust, and probate disputes under Texas law, is proud to announce that firm attorney, Mark Caldwell, gave a well-received talk on “Fiduciary Litigation” at the Graduate Texas Trust School at Southern Methodist University, on July 25th, 2017. Caldwell is a well-known speaker in Texas on legal matters concerning estate, trust, and probate disputes and litigation. Continue reading
Dallas, Texas – April 2, 2017. Burdette & Rice, a Texas law firm specializing in probate, trust, and estate disputes and litigation, is proud to announce that firm attorney, Ellen Bennett, has been recognized as a Rising Star Trust and Estate litigation attorney in the most recent issue of Texas Super Lawyers. Ellen Bennett has been recognized for her extraordinary client representation skills as a Board Certificate Estate Planning Attorney whose practice is focused on Trust and Estate Litigation matters, including Texas will contests and disputes involving breach of fiduciary duties. Continue reading