Tag Archives: Dallas Probate Attorneys

Life Estates under Texas Law: Q&A about What are Life Estates in Texas


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.

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Dallas Law Firm of Burdette & Rice Announces Paper Selection on Contested Guardianship Under Texas Law

Dallas, Texas – October 1, 2017. Burdette & Rice, considered one of the top Texas law firms for probate, estate, and trust litigation, is proud to announce that firm attorneys Mark Caldwell, Sarah Toraason, and David Mead have been selected to author a paper on constitutional issues in contested guardianships for the Texas Tech School of Law Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal. The firm has a strong commitment to continuing education in all formats – live presentations, online blog posts, and publication in prestigious journals. Continue reading

Leading Dallas, Texas, Estate Litigation Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces 2018 Paper by Attorney Mark Caldwell

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

Texas Probate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Attorneys Brian Thomas and Mark Caldwell to Speak on Powers of Attorney

August 31, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Leading Texas probate law firm, Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that attorneys Mark Caldwell and J. Brian Thomas will be presenting at the Travis County Bar Association in Austin, Texas, on May 3, 2018. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice Announces Presentation on Texas Guardianship Disputes and Litigation by Attorney Mark Caldwell

Dallas, Texas – July 12, 2017. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas law firms with expertise in guardianship disputes and litigation under Texas law, is proud to announce that firm attorney, Mark Caldwell, successfully presented a paper that he cowrote with Dallas County Probate Judge Hon. Brenda H. Thompson, entitled, “Constitutional Considerations When Restricting Access to the Proposed Ward in Contested Guardianship Proceedings.” The paper was presented on May 16, 2017, at the continuing legal education seminar for the National College of Probate Judges, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 16th, 2017. Continue reading

Leading Texas Law Firm Focused on Probate, Estate, and Trust Litigation, Burdette & Rice, Announces Successful Presentation at Recent State Bar of Texas Conference

Dallas, Texas – July 8, 2017. 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 at the State Bar of Texas “Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Attorneys Continuing Legal Education Program” held June 6-9, 2017, in Houston, Texas. Burdette & Rice is known in the Texas legal community for its commitment to continuing education, with firm attorneys both actively presenting and attending many conferences throughout theestate state at cities as diverse as Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. Continue reading