Tag Archives: Probate Law Firm

Burdette & Rice, a Leading Dallas, Texas, Law Firm for Guardianship Disputes under Texas Law, Announces New Designation for Attorney Ellen Bennett

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

Leading Texas Law Firm for Probate, Estate, and Trust Litigation, Burdette & Rice, Announces Presentation to Houston Business & Estate Planning Council

Houston, Texas – March 23, 2018. 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 in February, 2018, to the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council on how estate attorneys can minimize problems for their clients which often arise in connection with the use of powers of attorney. Continue reading

Texas Probate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Attorneys Brian Thomas and Mark Caldwell to Speak on Powers of Attorney

August 31, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Leading Texas probate law firm, Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that attorneys Mark Caldwell and J. Brian Thomas will be presenting at the Travis County Bar Association in Austin, Texas, on May 3, 2018. Continue reading

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


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


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


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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Leading Texas Probate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces New Service for California-related Probate Litigation or Disputes

Dallas, Texas – October 30, 2016. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas law firms for probate disputes and litigation, is proud to announce a new service offering for California-related probate litigation and/or disputes. When an estate, trust, or probate dispute touches both California and Texas, an experienced law firm with connections in both states can make the process easier for interested parties. Continue reading

Depositions during Probate Litigation: Some Tips for Texans Being Deposed


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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New Office for Clients Seeking Probate, Trust, or Estate Dispute Attorney Services in Plano and Frisco, Texas Announced by Burdette & Rice

October 7, 2016 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, the largest probate litigation law firm in Dallas and North Texas, is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Plano, Texas, at 5700 Granite Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, Texas 75024. The new office will make it easy for persons seeking Plano or Frisco probate attorneys to meet in person with the staff of Burdette & Rice. Continue reading