Wills & Guardianship: 214.227.6400
13355 Noel Rd., Ste. 1100
Dallas, Texas 75240
June 26, 2020
The Duran Firm is open and acccepting new clients in uncontested matters during COVID-19. There are a few differences in probate in light of COVID-19. In-person court hearings are suspended. The probate courts are now conducting hearings via telephone or Zoom video conference. Office visits to the Duran Firm by clients have also been minimized. Thus, you may never have to leave your home to compplete your probate case.
June 1, 2019
Dallas Probate Attorney Michael Duran completed his term as the Chairperson of the Dallas Bar Association's Probate, Trusts & Estates Council. The Council is the leadership component of the Probate Section, an affinity group of the Dallas Bar Association consisting of over 800 attorneys.
March 8, 2019
The DBA's Probate Section, in cooperation with the probate sections from Collin and Tarrant Counties, presented the first annual North Texas Probate Bench Bar Conference. The conference brought together probate lawyers and judges from throughout North Texas at the Gaylord Texan Resort for continuing legal education and social activities in a relaxed setting. As Section Chair, Michael introduced the speakers and participated in panels with the probate judges.
November 2, 2017
The primary beneficiary named in the will was not named as the executor. The named executors waived their right to serve and the Firm petitioned the court for the client to be appointed as Independent Administrator with Will Annexed without Bond. This work was accomplished for a fixed fee.
October 25, 2017
The mother of a decedent was appointed as the Independent Administrator of the Estate. She was also declared to be heir to 1/2 of the estate. The other 1/2 was granted to the decedent's siblings or their descendants. This case had an adoption as a complicating factor. Texas law says that a child that is adopted out maintains the right to inherit from the natural parent unless the adoption decree says otherwise. The work was accomplished for a fixed fee.
May 23, 2017
Dallas Probate Attorney Michael Duran was selected by the Dallas Bar Association's Probate, Trusts & Estates Section to serve as Section Chair Elect. As such, Michael is is expected to serve as Chair of the Council for the 2018-2019 section year.
May 23, 2017
Dallas Probate Lawyer Michael Duran attended Avvo's Lawyernomics Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference was centered on the business aspects of practicing law and how a lawyer can make his or her own practice more efficient so as to better serve his or her clients.
June 22, 2016
Dallas Probate Lawyer Michael Duran attended Texas Bar CLE's 40th Annual Estate Planning and Probate Course. The course featured presentations on Defenses to a Will Contest, Summary Judgement in Probate and Guardianship Matters, and the Rights and Duties of Homestead Tenants.
June 1, 2015
Dallas Probate Attorney Michael Duran was selected by the Section Chair to serve as the Program Chair for the Dallas Bar Association's Probate, Trusts & Estates Section. As such, Michael is responsible for planning and coordinating the monthly Continuing Legal Education program for the Probate Section.
October 16, 2014
Dallas Probate Attorney Michael Duran was selected by the Dallas County Probate Court judges to serve on the committee to make recommendations on the proposed local rules for the Probate Courts.
January 01, 2014
The Texas legislature recently enacted a law that replaced the Texas Probate Code with the new Texas Estates Code.
December 02, 2013
On December 2, 2013, Michael was the moderator and lead presenter for the Dallas Bar Association’s CLE, A Beginner’s Guide to Probate Practice.
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