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Florida’s New Anti-Squatter Law and Its Implications

Recently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new anti-squatter law, officially known as Bill 621, which has significant implications for property rights and management in the state. This law represents a drastic shift from traditional approaches to squatting, which is legally known as adverse possession.  Florida’s Shift: Eliminating Squatter Rights Under the new Florida law, […]

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How Texas Lawyers Manage Client Funds

In the realm of lawyers, the management of client funds is governed by strict regulations to ensure integrity and trust in the attorney-client relationship. In Texas, the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program plays a critical role in this process.  What is an IOLTA? An IOLTA is a special type of trust account for […]

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House Bill 14 Springboards New Home Development

Here at the Silberman Law Firm, our attorneys frequently receive calls from potential new clients complaining of and about their new construction (both residential and commercial) taking much longer than they expected to complete. Some of the delay in these new builds can definitely be attributed to lazy developers, but a not-insignificant amount of the […]

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Does Mortgage Discharge in Bankruptcy Remove the Underlying Lien?

Filing for bankruptcy significantly affects mortgage obligations, a reality often misunderstood in Texas. The law draws a crucial distinction between discharging debt and removing property liens. This nuance is vital for homeowners considering bankruptcy and its implications on property ownership and sale. Bankruptcy Misconceptions and the Reality of Liens Many believe that bankruptcy frees them […]

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Are Verbal Contracts Binding in Texas?

Verbal contracts are often confusing because of a mixture of myth and misunderstanding. In Texas, the answer to whether these agreements are binding isn’t a simple yes or no answer. It’s a nuanced journey through the state’s laws, particularly the Statute of Frauds.  At its core, Texas law does recognize verbal contracts as binding, with […]

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Divorce and Estate Planning in Texas

Divorce is a significant life event that brings about emotional and financial changes, impacting more than just one’s marital status. Among the numerous adjustments, one critical area that often gets overlooked during and after divorce proceedings is estate planning. In Texas, where state laws uniquely influence estate planning and probate processes, understanding how divorce affects […]

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