Tag Archives: Estate Planning

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

Death and Taxes: Some Basics on Estates and Taxes

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For obvious reasons, anyone who has had a loved one die and/or is the trustee on an estate will need to file certain state and federal tax forms. As leading probate attorneys in Dallas, we often get asked questions about tax filing requirements for estates. This blog overviews the high level requirements, but you are strongly advised to seek out a professional accountant or tax service to verify any tax filing requirements.

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NFA Gun Trusts and Estate Planning Under Texas Law

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Among the property owned by many estates are guns. Guns are, of course, regulated by various government authorities, including the Federal government and the State of Texas. This blog post discusses an NFA gun trust and issues surrounding any estate that contains guns as properties. If you or a loved one has an estate with guns, please reach out to an attorney to discuss an NFA gun trust, as no two estates are exactly the same.

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A Key Evidence in Texas Will Contests: The Estate Planner

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In any potential dispute or estate litigation, it is imperative to establish the facts at hand. In this blog post, we go over the key role of the estate planning attorney. He or she can be a key source of evidence during any estate dispute to be played out in a Dallas courtroom.

 

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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

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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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Burdette & Rice Announces Successful Conference Presentation by Mark Caldwell

July 4, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, a Dallas, Texas, law firm specializing in trust, probate, and estate litigation, is proud that firm attorney, Mark Caldwell, recently concluded a successful presentation at the Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course offered by the State Bar of Texas. The event concluded on June 23, 2016, and was held in San Antonio, Texas. Continue reading

Handwritten Notes and Property Distribution in Texas

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When a person dies, there may or may not be handwritten notes or instructions that touch on the distribution of property. In this informative blog post, our attorneys discuss the status of these notes under Texas law. This situation may be only one component over a will contest or estate / trust dispute under Texas law.

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