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

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

What Happens When Will Is Protested?

“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

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

Braun & Gresham Announces 2015 Spring Webinar Series

Braun & Gresham is proud to announce our 2015 spring webinar series, kicking off on April 2, 2015 with The Importance of Updating Your Estate Plan with attorney Margaret Menicucci. This series will feature webinars from Understanding Your Property Taxes and Notice … Continue reading

The Return of the Conservation Tax Incentives

On July 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “America Gives More Act,” a package of five changes to the tax code, with a bipartisan majority vote of 277-130.  The bill includes a provision to permanently reinstate the federal … Continue reading

Farm & Ranch Estate Planning Workshop

  Thomas Hall and Margaret Menecucci will be presenting at a Farm & Ranch Estate Planning Workshop in conjunction with Platinum Wealth Solutions and the Guadalupe County Agrilife Extension Agent. To learn More, please visit the link below Farm & … Continue reading

What Happens When a Will Is Protested?

“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

IRS Raises 2014 Federal Estate Tax Exemption Amount

Each year at this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes certain adjustments to the tax laws that are based upon inflation. The affected tax provisions include adjustments to income tax rates, personal exemption amounts, and the Alternative Minimum Tax exemption … Continue reading

Thomas Hall to Speak at Riverside Nature Center in Kerville, TX on Oct. 22nd

Estate Planning in the Hill Country: What Every Landowner Needs to Know October 22nd, 2013 6-7pm Riverside Nature Center 150 Francisco Lemos St Kerrville, TX 78028 Riverside Nature Center and Broadway Bank invite you to attend a special evening with … Continue reading

What is probate?

An Overview of the Probate Process for Owners of Rural, Texas Land 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, … Continue reading