Landowner Alert System 2-21-20

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020 in News & Events | No Comments

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Articles include:

Changes to Pay-out Requirements for Inherited IRAs and Retirement Plans

Written by Braun & Gresham Attorney Margaret Menicucci. The pay-out requirements for people inheriting Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and other retirement plans have changed dramatically. Legislation passed in late December of 2019, called the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Act (the “SECURE Act”), imposed a 10-year pay-out requirement for most inherited IRAs and retirement plans. Read more

Texas Supreme Court Sides with Bull Owner in Fence Law Case

The Texas Supreme Court has issued an important opinion in a much-watched fence law case from Wilson County involving a collision between a vehicle and a bull.  The Garcia v. Pruski opinion is favorable for livestock owners in much of the state. Read more

Status Update and Trends of Texas Working Lands 1997-2017

Land-trends reports have informed private and public landowners and decision-makers for more than two decades. “With this report, we are able to examine new patterns and identify trends following the release of the Census of Agriculture datasets by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service…” Read more


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