July, 2021 | Silberman Law Firm, PLLC

Damages For Slander of Title in Texas

Successfully conveying property requires a clear chain of title that is free of encumbrances. Considerable effort goes into researching, verifying, and communicating who the legal owner of a property is and exactly what debts against that property, if any, may exist. Any uncertainty about the title of a property may lead to the loss of […]


Piercing the Corporate Veil in Texas

One of the primary benefits of creating a corporation or LLC is to shield shareholders or owners from the risk of being sued for a business decision that goes poorly. What happens, though, when the entity is a sham being used to perpetrate fraud? How are officers, directors, members, and managers held accountable for their […]


The Texas Deed In Lieu of Foreclosure

  Foreclosing on properties is one option for dealing with loan defaults, but it holds some disadvantages for both the lender and the borrower. An alternative which can benefit both lender and borrower is a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure. Overview of Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure Texas offers many different types of deeds specific […]


Determination of Heirship Proceedings in Texas

When someone dies intestate, without a will, it is sometimes necessary to determine heirship through a judicial proceeding in a probate court. For example, banks and insurance companies may need to have proof of heirship before releasing the decedent’s assets. The Texas Estates Code outlines who will inherit the estate and how it will be […]


Informal Family Settlement Agreements in Texas

Grieving the loss of a family member is difficult enough, and battling in court over inheritance can magnify those difficulties exponentially. Fortunately, Texas case law provides an opportunity for families to work together and avoid probate, particularly with a small estate made up mostly of personal property. Elements of a Family Settlement Agreement First and […]


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