October, 2022 | Silberman Law Firm, PLLC

Texas Farm Animals Liability Act

The Texas Farm Animal Liability Act (FALA) began in 1995 as the Texas Equine Act, a narrow statute that protected horse owners from liability for participants’ injuries resulting from the inherent risks of interacting with horses. This statute was expanded in 2011 to cover not only horses, but “farm animals” generally. “Farm animals” are defined […]


In Terrorem or No Contest Clauses in Texas Wills

Unlike other jurisdictions, Texas allows its citizens broad authority to create wills which convey the testator’s (person making the will) property to whomever they choose without meaningful restriction. However, depending upon the circumstances of the execution of a will, there is always the possibility that a will is contested in the course of probate. What […]


Texas Strip and Gore Doctrine

The Strip and Gore Doctrine is a rather unique doctrine to Texas. This primarily comes into play when narrow strips (like roadways) or gores (small triangular pieces of land) are not expressly conveyed or reserved by deeds for land that sit on either side of the strip, or when there is no other documentation available […]


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