Did The New Tax Act Affect Your Estate Plan?

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Offered by Dolan & Associates, P.C. In December, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which made significant tax law changes. The changes to the death tax in the Act will not affect most Americans. The Act increases the exemption from paying estate tax to $11.2 million per individual. Any amount over the exemption… Read more »

What Is Municipal Court?

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Offered by Brighton Attorney Gregory R. McMahon Although many cities such as Brighton and Commerce City have what is called Municipal Court, many citizens are not sure what Municipal Court is and how it might relate to their lives. This article will give an overview of these issues. Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all violations… Read more »

What Were They Thinking?

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Offered by Dolan & Associates, P.C. The traditional approach to estate planning in America is a challenging system, at best. The chance of a successful planning experience is remote if you define “success” as “meeting people’s expectations”. Many in our society consider the subject of death and dying taboo, and as a result professionals have… Read more »

10 Mistakes People Make When Dying (Part 3 of 3)

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Offered by Dolan & Associates, P.C. Here is the final segment of the top 10 common mistakes people make when they die: Misunderstand Beneficiary Designations. Beneficiary designations are often used in planning but can have unintended consequences if misunderstood. Beneficiary designations override the instructions left in your will or trust. They also do not allow… Read more »

SLOW DOWN! Nothing Is Worth Getting Into a Car Accident And Possibly Hurting Or Killing Someone!

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Offered by Brighton Attorney Gregory R. McMahon Summer is in full swing and there are many things happening in our community right now, including a lot of highway construction. These speed limits are as I write this article in late July and based on my own personal knowledge having driven these roads and defended clients… Read more »

Immigration Law Updates: Part III

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Offered by Brighton Attorney Gregory R. McMahon This will be the final article in my series on recent developments in Immigration law. Neither the author nor the editor of the Brighton Buzz take any position or opinion on this issue. As always, our job is to keep you informed. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) very… Read more »