Are you facing a title issue?
Are title problems hampering a sale, purchase, lease, or investment?
We focus heavily on curative work and quiet title actions (a curative lawsuit designed to fix title problems). We provide:
- Curative title work
- Quiet title actions
- Title opinions
- Related title services
If possible, we fix title problems without resorting to legal action. Sometimes we can obtain a quitclaim deed or work with a title insurance company to fix title problems. This is the cheapest and fastest way to resolve a title problem, so we always start here.
However, sometimes title problems cannot be fixed absent a quiet title lawsuit. Here are a few reasons why you might need a quiet title action:
- Tax Sale Quiet Title. If you purchased property from an Oklahoma tax sale, your property is likely unmarketable. After a tax sale, title insurance companies will not insure a property until a quiet title action has been completed. If the property is not insurable, then it's not marketable either. This will decrease the market value of your property. A quiet title action can restore marketable title.
- Ownership Disputes. Sometimes, two or more parties make claim to the same piece of property. In this situation, a quiet title action can resolve the ownership dispute and clarify who holds title.
- Title Defects. Sometimes, there is not any real dispute over ownership, but there is a technical defect in the title records. Someone forgot to do a probate. Someone forgot to sign a deed. A partial interest is owned by a dead relative. There are many possible causes for title defects, but they can generally be corrected through a quiet title action.
For more information on curative title work and quiet title actions, see my articles below:
- What is a quiet title action?
- Can I do a quiet title myself? Sure, just don't screw it up.
- Before hiring a quiet title attorney, read this.
- How much does a quiet title action cost?
- Can I recover attorney fees in a quiet title lawsuit?
- Quiet title time frame: How long does it take?