Tag Archives: Estate Attorney

Leading Texas Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces ‘Trifecta’ in Texas Rising Stars Super Lawyer Designation

Dallas, Texas – March 31, 2017. Burdette & Rice, a Dallas, Texas law firm specializing in probate, trust, and estate disputes and litigation, is proud to announce a “trifecta,” in that three of its attorneys have achieved the prestigious designation as Texas Rising Star Super Lawyers by SuperLawyers.com. Eighteen attorneys, total, achieved this designation in Texas in 2017. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice, a Top Dallas Law Firm, Announces Estate Planning Certification of Ellen Bennett

Burdette & Rice, the largest probate litigation law firm in Dallas and North Texas, is proud to announce that attorney Ellen Bennett has recently been certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This certification builds on Bennett’s practice as an effective trust, estate, probate, and guardianship litigation attorney in the Dallas area. Continue reading

Estate Planning and the Potential for Estate Litigation in Texas


As one of the top law firms in Texas for estate disputes and litigation, we at Burdette & Rice have a unique perspective on some of the do’s and don’ts of proper estate planning. In this blog post, we review some of the background documentation and procedures that should go into preparing an estate plan. If you or a loved one are facing a potential estate dispute or litigation situation, reach out to one of our Dallas-based attorneys for a consultation as a mere blog post cannot be substituted for professional advice. We even have a satellite office in Plano, serving North Texas, making it easy to come in for a consultation.


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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. Continue reading



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 heirs to an estate are not self-evident.

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New Office for Clients Seeking Probate, Trust, or Estate Dispute Attorney Services in Plano and Frisco, Texas Announced by Burdette & Rice

October 7, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, the largest probate litigation law firm in Dallas and North Texas, is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Plano, Texas, at 5700 Granite Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, Texas 75024. The new office will make it easy for persons seeking Plano or Frisco probate attorneys to meet in person with the staff of Burdette & Rice. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice, One of the Top Trust, Estate Guardianship, and Fiduciary Litigation Law Firms in Dallas, Texas, Announces Continuing Education Milestone

Dallas, Texas – August 29, 2016. Burdette & Rice, a Dallas law firm specializing in Texas probate litigation, is proud to announce the successful participation of two leading probate litigators at the 2016 State Bar of Texas three-day Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course of Instruction workshop: Murray Camp and Sarah Toraason. This important event marks another step in the firm’s ongoing commitment to continuing education, specifically on trust, estate guardianship, and fiduciary litigation under Texas law. Continue reading

Honest Mistakes by Fiduciaries Under Texas Law


The management of an estate or trust is an important responsibility. Fiduciaries have an obvious obligation not to steal or misuse assets; so-called ‘honest mistakes’ are a different matter. This blog post, written by one of our Dallas-based attorney, explores the situation of an ‘honest mistake’ during a possible trust or estate dispute under Texas law.

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Burdette & Rice, a Leading Texas Law Firm for Probate, Estate, and Trust Litigation, Announces Twitter Milestone

May 7, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, a top Dallas law firm focusing on will litigation and disputes, is proud to announce an important social media milestone: the posting of the firm’s one hundred fiftieth tweet on Twitter. Twitter, of course, is the ‘go to’ social network for news and timely information, and Burdette & Rice is acquiring a reputation as one of the most technologically forward-looking law firms in the greater Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice Announces J. Ellen Bennett Paper on Texas Community Property Law

February 7, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice is proud to announce an innovative paper on community property under Texas law by J. Ellen Bennett, one of the firm’s attorneys. The paper places particular emphasis on community property issues that comprise a significant percent of the estate.  Continue reading