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Braun & Gresham, PLLC provides expert legal counsel and practical advice for owners of rural property nationwide. We use traditional resources in innovative ways to help our clients protect and create new value in their land.

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Who Do You Give Your Land To When You Have No Heirs?

Oct 12, 2015 | No Comments

I’ve recently counseled a client who owned a large ranch, but didn’t know what to do with the land when she died. She had no children or extended family but she deeply loved her land and wanted the land protected … Continue reading

New Deed Good For Texas Families

Aug 31, 2015 | No Comments

Families often believe that when two people, such as spouses, own real property together and one owner dies, the property automatically vests in the surviving owner.   In reality, joint owners of real property in Texas must go through a probate … Continue reading

Young Adults & Families Need Estate Plans

Jul 20, 2015 | No Comments

  In a meeting of rural landowners talking about estate planning, one young man offered a piece of wisdom. He said that one of the best gifts his parents gave him when they died was a well-designed estate plan.  His … Continue reading

What Happens When Will Is Protested?

Jul 6, 2015 | No Comments

“You don’t know a man until you divide an estate with him.”  -Mark Twain “. . . a will is more apt to be the subject of litigation than any other legal instrument.” -Leon Jaworski  in an address to the … Continue reading

What is Probate? An Overview of the Probate Process for Owners of Rural Texas Land

Apr 13, 2015 | No Comments

When someone dies owning Texas land, including oil, gas and mineral interests, these assets and everything else they own – cash, stocks, bonds, life insurance, retirement accounts, cars, household goods — comprises their estate. That person’s estate must be distributed … Continue reading

The Importance of Updating Your Estate Plan

Mar 30, 2015 | No Comments

  The year 2000 was not that long ago – – right?  It least it feels that way to me.  But, for most of us, many changes have occurred – both expected and unexpected.  Imagine a family with two elementary … Continue reading