Tag Archives: Estate Attorneys

Burdette & Rice, a Leading Dallas, Texas, Trust and Estate Litigation Law Firm, Announces New Talk by Attorney Mark Caldwell

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

Burdette & Rice Announces Ellen Bennett Featured as Rising Texas Trust and Estate Litigation Attorney

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

Q&A Over Estates Under Texas Law: Power of Appointment

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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.

 

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Probate Litigation and Mediation: Dallas County Trends

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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.

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If a Settlement Falls Apart, a Perspective: Dallas Estate, Trust, and Probate Blog

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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.

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Fiduciary Disputes Regarding Estates or Trusts Under Texas Law: Limitations Issues

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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.

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Fiduciary Litigation in Texas: Trust, Estate or Probate Disputes

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Serving as an executor, guardian, or trustee imposes special responsibilities under Texas law. Our Dallas-based attorneys often work in estate, trust, and probate disputes that may involve fiduciary issues. In this blog post, we briefly explore fiduciary litigation.

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J. Brian Thomas To Be Named 2016 Texas Rising Star Attorney, Announces Burdette & Rice

Burdette & Rice, a Dallas law firm specializing in estate and trust litigation under Texas law at, is proud to announce that J. Brian Thomas has been named a 2016 Texas Rising Star attorney in the trust and estate litigation category. Continue reading

Dallas Probate & Estate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Successful Participation in National Institute for Trial Advocacy Training Conference

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

Texas Estate and Trust Litigation Attorney, Rebecca K. Neighbors, Now Also Licensed to Practice Law in California, Announces Burdette & Rice

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