Honoring your faith and trust in us by providing peace of mind and security through estate planning, estate administration, and asset protection strategies.
Mike Riddle has helped families with estate planning and estate administration for over 35 years. Christine Butts has been with the firm since 1997 and rejoined the firm in 2019 after serving as a statutory probate judge for Harris County for 8 years.Learn more . . .
Mike Riddle, Christine Butts, and John Portnow have almost 70 years combined experience in the practice of law. Mike and Christine are Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate and John has an LL.M. in Taxation from Temple University.Learn more . . .
RIDDLE & BUTTS, LLP
Estate planning establishes a game plan in the event of your incapacity or death. We help you establish tax efficient and secure strategies to manage your wealth during your lifetime and distribute your wealth to those you love at your death.
Probate & Estate Administration
Probate is the process of administering the assets of a decedent's estate when the decedent died with a will or without a will. In Texas probate can be independent of court supervision or dependent upon court supervision, depending upon circumstances.
Asset Protection Planning
Asset protection planning through trusts and limited partnerships protects wealth from potential creditors, future judgments, and failed marriages. Most efforts to preserve wealth are aimed at protecting beneficiaries and securing their future.
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"Christine Riddle Butts remains an impressive jurist with stellar credentials and a track record of innovation in the courtroom. With the support of Harris County Commissioners Court, Butts, a Republican, established a pilot program in which investigators visit every single person under a guardianship in her court."
"When my wife and I decided to work on our estate planning, we visited with Mike Riddle and he prepared our estate plan. We have minor children and were concerned for their well-being. He made wise recommendations and encouraged us to consider augmenting our life insurance coverage, both to provide for the children and to protect our insurability."
"We have now have a solid estate plan in place and my concerns for the future of our family have subsided. Thank you Mike for your help and we were pleased with your staff as well."
"Christine is ethical and excellent, board certified and an example for what a lawyer should be."
"We got very good service from John Portnow. Everything was explained in a way we could understand. All in all a good experience."
"Just met with Christine. We found her to be professional, knowledgeable, and answered our questions alleviating all our concerns; giving us guidance and direction. She spent as much time as needed to consult with us. I would highly recommend her for your estate needs, wills, etc. A lovely young woman."
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