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Often times when purchasing property, especially one which was a foreclosed property, you discover that there is a cloud on your title. Perhaps the property you purchased was not properly titled or deeds were never recorded. We can assist with removing those encumbrances and getting you the clear title you need to one day resell your property.

Quiet title actions often involve the filing of a lawsuit in the county where the property is located. However, in order to avoid this unnecessary cost, we attempt to reach the individuals who still hold an interest and negotiate this for you before we resort to litigation. If the negotiation is unsuccessful then, and only then, do we take the steps necessary to get a court order to be certain your property is lawfully yours.

As is usually the case, however, litigation is necessary. Those with an interest in the property are served with the lawsuit, a court-mandated period of time passes and then, so long as those individuals do not respond (which they rarely do), we ask the court to grant our request and a judgment is issued. This judgment is then recorded at the county register of deeds and your title is then clear of any encumbrances. This process isn’t a lengthy one – it can take as little as 60-90 days – however, it is suggested you contact us as soon as you are aware of the title issues so that proper evaluation can be conducted and we can act quickly.