2020 Brings Dramatic Changes to Pay-out Requirements for Inherited IRAs and Retirement Plans

By Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor 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 … Continue reading

Common Fencing Mistakes in Texas

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By Joanne Hatton, Attorney & Counselor “It makes a difference doesn’t it, whether we fully fence ourselves in or whether we are fenced out by the barriers of others.” – E.M. Forster That might be true for people, but, in … Continue reading

Updating Your Estate Plan

By Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor This summer I moved a just-graduated adult child into her first apartment in a big city. Her adult life is taking shape as she takes the bus to work and the commuter rail to … Continue reading

Eminent Domain Controversy for Foreign Oil & Gas Delivery

By Attorneys & Counselors Shane Neldner and Patrick Reznik The public may not be served when pipeline companies ship oil and natural gas from Texas to foreign markets. Private pipeline companies have long-enjoyed the power of eminent domain. The Fifth … Continue reading

The Importance of a Complete Will

By Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor I have never met a client who says they want their Will to distribute only a part of their estate, and then they want the family to figure out the rest through four years … Continue reading

Settling Into a New Estate Tax Environment

Settling Into a New Estate Tax Environment By Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor In my November 2nd blog, I reflected on the status of gift and estate taxation with the tax reform act looming in the background. The Tax Cuts … Continue reading

‘Tis the Season to Start Talking

‘Tis the Season to Start Talking By Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor My father passed away in 2010, after a long and meaningful life. Visits to my parents’ home were periodic because I live in a different state. In the … Continue reading

Water Pipeline in Comal County

Water Pipeline in Comal County By Shane Neldner, Attorney & Counselor Braun & Gresham has been following Texas Water Supply Company’s attempts to divide, conquer, and ultimately force landowners to sell their land to build a privately-owned water pipeline. TWSC, … Continue reading

Federal Estate Tax Clarity Under New Reform

Federal Estate Tax Clarity Under New Reform By Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor You need a crystal ball to know how future tax reform will change current estate tax exemptions and rates. But, you don’t need a crystal ball to … Continue reading

Specialists in Eminent Domain Know How the Other Side Thinks

Specialists in Eminent Domain Know How the Other Side Thinks By Shane Neldner, Attorney & Counselor When the government, or a pipeline or powerline company, wants to take part or all of your property, they start off friendly, but pretty … Continue reading

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