Tag Archives: Probate Attorneys

Surrendering the Last Will and Testament of a Deceased Person Upon His Death

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Texas law has clear requirements regarding last wills and testaments, among them the requirement that any last will and testament be properly filed with the Court. If you or a loved one is facing a possible dispute or will contest under Texas law, reach out to one of our Dallas-based attorneys for a consultation. We may be able to assist you in compelling a trustee to properly file and disseminate a last will and testament as required by law.

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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

Mortgage Payments and Probate Under Texas Law

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Many times, a home is a primary asset in a Texas estate. When a loved one dies, however, it is often confusing as to whether the mortgage should continue to be paid, and if so, by whom. In this blog post, we review whether some of the issues as to whether the mortgage should be paid, and if so, how reimbursement can be made. If you are facing this type of situation, reach out to one of our Dallas probate attorneys for a consultation.

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Burdette & Rice Announces David Mead Selected to Guardianship Panel for Dallas Court

Burdette & Rice, the largest probate litigation law firm in Dallas and North Texas, is proud to announce that attorney David Mead was selected to serve on a panel of attorneys which was presided over by Judge Brenda Hull Thompson of the Probate Court of Dallas County. Continue reading

A Post on Inheritance Under Texas Law: Rights of the Surviving Spouse

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When a person dies, what are the rights of the surviving spouse? In this blog post, we review some of the elements that are available to a surviving spouse under Texas law. Inheritance issues can be complex, so remember that the best course of action is to reach out to one of our Dallas-based attorneys if you have any concerns concerning an inheritance issue.

 

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Leading Texas Law Firm for Probate Disputes, Burdette & Rice Announces Will Contest Litigation in Collin County

McKinney, Texas – December 1, 2016. Burdette & Rice, the largest probate litigation law firm in Dallas and North Texas, is proud to announce that the firm began participation in a jury trial in McKinney, Texas, in the Collin County Probate Court. (Collin County is just north of Dallas, Texas.) The firm’s client asserts that the Will being sought for admission to probate was signed only because of improper undue influence brought against the testator (the person who made the Will). Continue reading

Who Gets Paid, When? Texas Trustees and Estates: Blog Post

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When a person dies who has set up a trust, the trustee becomes responsible for managing the trust, including paying any creditors in a timely and reasonable fashion. In some situations, there may not be sufficient assets. The trustee, however, must make payments in accord with Texas law and statutes. In this blog post, our Dallas-based trust attorneys overview some of these important issues.

 

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Preparing for a Jury Trial: Thoughts of an Experienced Dallas Probate Attorney

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When a person with significant assets dies and there is unclarity surrounding their estate, a dispute can arise. In this blog post, we overview some of the common issues that can arise in a jury trial. As an experienced Dallas-based probate attorneys, we use the motto of ‘be prepared’ to describe the process of preparing for a jury trial.

 

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Depositions during Probate Litigation: Some Tips for Texans Being Deposed

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During probate litigation, it is common for participants to be deposed in what is called a “deposition.” In this blog post, Dallas attorney J. Brian Thomas shares insights for anyone who may be undergoing a deposition under Texas law. In summary, be factual, stay concise, and stay on topic. If you are involved in a probate, estate, or trust dispute and may be facing a deposition, consult with your attorney for more detailed advice.

 

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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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