Dallas, Texas – November 1, 2017. Leading Dallas, Texas, trust and estate litigation law firm, Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that attorney Mark Caldwell will be speaking November 8, 2017, on the topic of “Summary Judgements” at the Rockwall County Bar Association. 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
During an inheritance process, managing the estate and its assets can seem confusing to the average lay person. Legal concepts and nomenclature can be used in ways that do not make sense to many people. In this short blog post, Sarah Toraason explains the concept of ‘power of appointment’ and how it works vis-a-vis a trust or estate.
Although emotions can run high during an estate, trust, or guardianship dispute, a growing number of Courts, including those in Dallas County, pro-actively encourage parties to try mediation first. In this blog post, we review how the mediation process works in a probate dispute, against the background of potential litigation.
Nowadays, many trust or estate disputes reach a settlement before an actual trial. In most situations, these settlements work well, and the parties go about their lives. However, in some situations, the settlement may fall apart, and a good attorney can reach out to the Dallas Court for assistance in enforcing the settlement agreement. This blog post explains the basics.
Most legal proceedings have deadlines: certain actions must be taken within specific time frames as provided by Texas law. Among the most common is the so-called statute of limitations. In this blog post, we discuss possible situations when this statute may, or may not, apply in a strictly technical sense. Interested parties are encouraged to reach out to one of our Dallas probate attorneys as every situation is different.
Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that three attorneys from the firm have successfully participated in the NITA (National Institute for Trial Advocacy) conference, titled “Articulate Advocate,” which just concluded June 26, 2015. Continue reading
Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that Rebecca K. Neighbors has passed the California State Bar Examination and is licensed to practice law in California as well as in Texas. Ms. Neighbors is considered a rising estate and trust litigation attorney in Texas, and works out of the firm’s Dallas, Texas, office. Continue reading