Tag Archives: Will Contests

Medical Records in Will Contests under Texas Law: Confidentiality and Privileges

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A will contest or dispute under Texas law may involve issues surrounding medical or psychological help. In this blog post, we review the balancing act between a right to privacy and the discoverability of this type of documentation. If you or a loved one are facing a possible will contest in the Dallas area, reach out to one of our lawyers who specialize in will contests for a consultation.

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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

A Key Evidence in Texas Will Contests: The Estate Planner

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There is much confusion as to the legal requirements for a will. Terms such as “probate” or “will” have very specific meanings under the law, even though common usage of those terms doesn’t necessarily correspond to their actual meaning. In this blog post, we overview the basic requirements to probate a will under Texas law. Remember, however, that every situation is unique, so please reach out to one of our Dallas-based probate attorneys to discuss any issues you or one of your loved ones may have with a will.

 

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Avoiding Will Disputes in Texas by Full Compliance with Texas Law

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Unfortunately, sometimes a will that should be considered valid in layperson’s terms but will not be considered valid by the courts in Texas. It cannot be “probated.” In this blog post, we explore the issue of a will in Texas that was not properly witnessed. This is just one example, however. If you or a loved one face confusion over a will under Texas law or even the possibility of a will contest, reach out to one of our Dallas probate attorneys for assistance. No two situations are entirely alike when it comes to inheritance disputes.

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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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How to Write a Will Under Texas Law: Problems with ‘Form’ Wills

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So-called ‘form wills’ may not be legally valid under Texas law. Holographic wills (those written out completely by hand) if done correctly may be valid. The reality is that drafting a will is best done with the assistance of a lawyer. Our Dallas-based lawyers can help with the drafting of wills. In addition, Burdette & Rice is known as a leading law firm for will disputes in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.

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Burdette & Rice, a Leading Dallas Law Firm for Will Contests & Litigation, Releases Latest in Blog Series on Wills

Dallas, Texas – May 2, 2016. Burdette & Rice, a top Dallas law firm focusing on will litigation and disputes, is proud to announce the latest informative post to its blog on the topic of wills. Many lay people have questions about how to draft a will, and once drafted, how to change a will. The firm’s blog answers these types of questions in simple language. Continue reading

Making Changes to Your Will

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While anyone with substantial assets may recognize the need to consult with a Texas attorney to formulate a will in the first place, some people do not realize that changing a will also may require legal assistance. Simply crossing through names or items is not sufficient. If you are looking for what lay people call a “will attorney” in the Dallas area, please reach out for a consultation.

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Probating a Will in Texas: a Quick Overview

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Most legal proceedings have deadlines: certain actions must be taken within specific time frames as provided by Texas law. However, in some situations, an applicant may have fallen outside the required deadline but can still petition a court to probate a will. This blog post explores this issue, of importance not just to residents of Dallas county but to anyone in Texas.

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