8777 W Rayford Rd 2nd Fl, Spring, Texas 77389
The Texas probate process is generally much more efficient as compared to other jurisdictions in the United States, as most estates are administered independent of court supervision. Demystifying Probate Terminology Before you begin reviewing the probate process in this Texas probate guide, it makes sense to familiarize yourself with the terminology used by the courts […]

What Will Be in the Biden Tax Plan?

The Democrats now control the White House and both chambers of congress, and as a result it is very likely that new legislation will be introduced to raise taxes.  While we do not yet know the specifics of this potential legislation, we can look to the tax policy details promulgated by the Biden campaign in […]

The American Rescue Plan Act and What it Could Mean For Your Business or Non-Profit

The American Rescue Plan Act is the latest Covid-19 relief and stimulus measure following the  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act – March 2020), and the relevant portions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act – December 2020).   What […]

Hiring the Right Business Attorney

Hiring an attorney early on in the quest to achieve corporate success is important for many reasons. There are legal issues and regulations for entrepreneurs and business owners to think about from day one of launching a venture. Having an experienced business attorney can help you navigate potentially complex processes, maximize your chances of establishing […]

Q&A with Attorney Mike Riddle on KHCB – Real Estate Investing

Recently Attorney Mike Riddle sat down with Bruce Munsterman of the KHCB Network’s Vital Issues in a Christian Home for a conversation about preparing for the future and preserving finances and real estate investing. Below are a recording and overview of that conversation.     Question 1– Can there be more than one independent executor […]

Estate Planning in Crisis of COVID & Recession

Estate planning is challenging enough in regular times. But when you introduce the dual specters of COVID and recession, it becomes even more difficult.    Naturally, people think more carefully about passing their assets onto others in times like these. Not only might the recession cut the value of an estate, but coronavirus could also […]

The Importance of Safeguarding Your Original Will

Eddie Nash, a New Hampshire businessman, died in 2004.  Ten years after his death, local police found his cement cemetery vault cracked, his casket opened, and his remains searched.  The police issued arrest warrants for three individuals, including Mr. Nash’s daughter.  The daughter told police that she believed her father was buried with “the real […]

Quarterly Seminar Event: Handling the Incapacity of a Loved One

On Saturday, April 6th, from 10:00am to 11:30am, Riddle & Butts, LLP will host a short seminar aimed at helping those who wish to attend learn more about guardianship and lesser restrictive alternatives.  The seminar will be held at our offices located at 8777 West Rayford Road, The Woodlands, Texas 77389.  We will serve light […]

Elder Abuse, Blended Families, Estate Planning with Complicated Assets

Mike Riddle is a guest on a call-in radio show, Vital Issues in the Christian Home, on KHCB.  Listen to his program from Winter, 2018.

Office of Court Administration Publishes Findings on Texas Guardianship Reform

In January of 2019, the Office of Court administration released findings on initiative to enhance protections of incapacitated persons by implementing the Guardianship Abuse, Fraud and Exploitation Deterrence Program.  The Report can be accessed here.  The Report explains why guardianship reform is important, “A person who is placed under guardianship loses civil rights, personal decision-making […]