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Title Troubles

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At GEAUX TITLE in Mandeville, we have a team of experts who have experience with hidden risks in real estate, and we will work with you in order to avoid them as best we can. Title troubles may not be disclosed by the most careful search of the public records – also known as hidden risks – are the most dangerous. Your attorney’s examination may be the finest that skill, experience, and legal knowledge can produce.

Here is a list of title troubles that can frequently occur:

  • Forged deeds, releases, etc.
  • Deeds by persons supposed to be single but secretly married
  • Deeds of community property recited to be separate property
  • Deeds by persons of unsound mind
  • Deeds by minors
  • Deeds delivered after death of granter or grantee, or without consent of grantor
  • Deeds in lieu of foreclosure given under duress
  • Defective acknowledgement
  • Instruments executed under fabricated or expired power of attorney
  • Marital rights of spouse purportedly, but not legally divorced
  • False personification of the true owner of the land
  • Discovery of will of apparent intestate
  • Birth or adoption of children after date of will
  • Surviving children omitted from a will
  • Misinterpretation of will
  • Undisclosed or missing heirs
  • Claims of creditors against property sold by heirs or devisees
  • Administration of estates of persons absent but not deceased
  • Erroneous reports furnished by tax officials
  • Mistakes in recording legal documents
  • Errors in indexing
  • Falsification of records
  • Easements by prescriptions not discovered by a survey
  • Descriptions apparently, but not actually, adequate
  • Wants of jurisdiction of persons in judicial proceedings
  • Federal condemnation without filing of notice
  • Corporation franchise taxes, a lien on all corporate assets
  • Capacity of foreign fiduciaries

You may not discover these troubles when you buy real estate – however, months or years later, they can result in the loss of your property or an expensive lawsuit. Contact us to learn more about potential hidden risks!