Quitclaim Deed Lawsuits

| January 1, 2018

In Florida, quitclaim deeds are one of the most common deeds to transfer real estate.  (Other common deeds include general warranty deeds, special warranty deeds and personal representative deeds.) This is because a large number of transactions involving quit claim deeds are interfamily transfers (marriage, divorce, probate, etc.) The person signing a signing a quit […]

Florida “Wild Deeds” – Just One More Florida Land Title Issue For Quiet Title Actions: What is a “Wild Deed”?

| April 24, 2012

Last Update: 02/24/16 Last fall, Osceola County Clerk of the Court joined other Florida officials in warning the public at large that con artists were at work in the State of Florida, taking advantage of the Foreclosure Fraud mess by filing “wild deeds” in the real property records. (Check out the Osceola Clerk’s list of […]

Should Florida Property Owners Proceed Pro Se and Represent Themselves in Legal Claims or Quiet Title Actions? Probably Not. Here’s Why.

| April 12, 2012

Florida law does allow individuals to proceed with civil actions without an attorney – in legal jargon, it’s called representing yourself “pro se.”  In this economy, finding ways to avoid the expense of attorneys’ fees sounds smart, and there are situations where a Floridian is somewhat savvy to handle their own legal matter. For instance, […]

Quiet Title Actions in Florida: What Damages Can You Get? In a Quiet Title Lawsuit, What Do You Get When You Win?

| April 3, 2012

Last Update: 5/7/2017 In Florida, a quiet title action is filed pursuant to specific Florida Legislation found in Chapter 65 of the Florida Statutes, “Quieting Title.”  (You can read through the entire chapter online here.)  In Chapter 65, Florida law defines three things that you can obtain in a successful quiet title action.  If you […]

Florida Quiet Title Actions: 10 Things You Should Know About Quieting Title in the State of Florida

| March 29, 2012

Last Update: 5/7/17 As the Florida real estate market moves along, title issues continue to cause problems for Florida home owners, those wanting to sell Florida property, as well as those who want to buy a Florida home or condo.  Why?  For one thing, the ForeclosureFraud mess from years ago disrespected and ignored longstanding Florida […]

Florida Quiet Title Actions and Mortgage Termination Suits: Why Are Title Insurance Companies Wary in Florida of Issuing Title Insurance Policies?

| March 27, 2012

Last Update: 02/24/16 Last week, the Sun Sentinel published an article that pointed out how one title insurance underwriter was advising its members, i.e., Florida title insurances agents, regarding “mortgage terminator” judgments and the problems associated with those lawsuits.  Seems the title insurance agents are being warned against issuing title insurance policies now because of […]