Tag Archives: Probate Litigation

Secured Creditors and Estate Disputes: Some Issues Under Texas Law

April 26, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, a Dallas, Texas, law firm specializing in probate, estate, and trust disputes and litigation at  is proud to announce that J. Brian Thomas, a senior probate litigation attorney with the firm, will be giving a presentation on “Intestacy” and “Litigating the case in Probate Court” at the Hilton Garden Inn Frisco, Texas on May 11, 2017. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice Announces Presentation on Probate Litigation for Attorneys in Frisco and Nearby North Texas Cities

April 26, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, a Dallas, Texas, law firm specializing in probate, estate, and trust disputes and litigation at  is proud to announce that J. Brian Thomas, a senior probate litigation attorney with the firm, will be giving a presentation on “Intestacy” and “Litigating the case in Probate Court” at the Hilton Garden Inn Frisco, Texas on May 11, 2017. Continue reading

One Possible Source of a Texas Trust Dispute: Beneficiary Distributions

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The trustee in a trust doesn’t have absolute power even if he or she is given “absolute and uncontrolled discretion.” In this blog post, we overview the relationship between the trustee and a beneficiary and discuss some of the situations in which a trustee may be obligated to accelerate distributions to a beneficiary. If you are facing a possible dispute over a trust, reach out to one of our Dallas- or Plano-based attorneys for a consultation, as no two situations are the same.

 

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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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Abuse of the Elderly and Disabled under Texas Law

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Anyone involved with the elderly or disabled has special responsibilities under Texas law as well as the laws of other states in the Union. While Burdette & Rice as a Dallas law firm focuses on the civil component of probate, guardianship, and other fiduciary matters under Texas law, this blog post reviews criminal issues vis-a-vis the elderly and disabled.

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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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Power of Attorney Litigation in Texas: Two Common Issues

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For various reasons, it is often necessary to use power of attorney relationships in the management of trusts. In some circumstances, unfortunately, disputes may arrive and need to be litigated under Texas law. In our Dallas law firm, we have experienced two common patterns in litigation over power of attorney, which we review here.

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Burdette & Rice, a Dallas, Texas, Probate Litigation Law Firm, Announces New Milestone in Continuing Education for Depositions

Dallas, Texas – July 31, 2016. Burdette & Rice, a Dallas, Texas, law firm focused on disputes and litigation in probate, estate, and trust, is proud to announce yet another milestone in the firm’s continuing education strategy for all of its attorneys, this time focused on deposition experience. Continue reading