March 31, 2018 – Dallas, Texas. Leading Dallas, Texas, trust and estate litigation law firm, Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that attorney Ellen Bennett, who is Texas Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, has been invited to serve as an instructor for trusts, estates and guardianships in the Dallas Bar Association’s Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP). Continue reading
December 28, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas law firms focused on estate, trust, and probate disputes, is proud to announce that firm attorney, Mark Caldwell, has been selected by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as a Rising Star Trust and Estate Litigator for 2018. Continue reading
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.