Choosing Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law for Title Issue Resolution
Every real estate issue is unique and requires a tailored approach to seek a successful resolution. We are committed to providing personalized attention to each case. Our team thoroughly analyzes the circumstances and develops strategic solutions to resolve matters efficiently.
Keith and his team were fantastic. We had heard horror stories of the probate process but our experience was fast and ...- Thomas M.
He researched my problem, consulted another expert just for a second opinion, and responded to me with the answers I needed. He is a SUPER PERSON.- Kathie
He helped my family navigate a unique probate and trust process right at the end of the year.- Previous Client
Keith is one of the finest and technically proficient lawyers I have ever met.- Jennifer
Keith is very professional and was able to settle my family dispute.- Susan
Keith would be the one attorney I hope I never set on the opposite side of the table against.- Bruce
Mr. Morris represented me in a complicated and nasty probate matter. I am a paralegal and must say that Mr. Morris is in the top .5 of the 1% of excellent lawyers.- Jennifer L.
Keith was easy to reach and had a lot of knowledge about estate planning. He helped me and my family with our wills and helped set up trusts for my kids.- Oda
Houston & Fort Worth Real Estate/Title Issues Attorney
Resolving Title Issues Efficiently and Effectively
Title issues can significantly impact real estate transactions, causing complications and potential legal disputes. The presence of title issues can cloud the ownership of a property, making it difficult to establish a clear and marketable title.
In real estate transactions, a clear and marketable title is essential to ensure that the property can be bought, sold, or mortgaged without any legal hindrances. Resolving title issues promptly and effectively is crucial to mitigate risks and protect the rights of property owners and buyers.
Having an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side is essential when facing title issues. Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law handles complex title issues in Houston and Fort Worth. With over 20 years of legal experience, we have honed our legal skills and developed a deep understanding of probate law and real estate matters.
Please call (713) 636-5339 today to schedule a consultation.
Understanding Title Issues
Title issues, often called "clouds on titles," encompass various types of defects or disputes that can affect the ownership or transfer of a property.
These issues can arise for a range of reasons, including:
- Ownership disputes
- Failure to properly probate the estate of a loved one such that a break in the chain of title occurs
- Error in the legal description of the property
- Lien against the property
Unresolved title issues can have significant consequences that impact both buyers and sellers in real estate transactions.
One of the primary consequences is the delay or even halt of clean title transfers from a seller to the buyer. Title issues create uncertainty regarding the rightful ownership and marketability of the property. As a result, the transfer process can be prolonged or altogether prevented until the matters are resolved, causing frustration and potential financial losses for all parties involved.
The Role of a Lawyer in Resolving Title Issues
Hiring a skilled probate attorney can provide numerous benefits when resolving title issues in Houston or Fort Worth. These legal professionals possess the knowledge and experience to guide clients through the complexities of title issue resolution.
A probate attorney can explain the intricacies of the title issues, ensuring that clients understand the situation and the potential legal options available. This empowers clients to make informed decisions regarding their property and take appropriate actions to resolve the issues effectively.
Furthermore, an attorney can provide invaluable assistance throughout the resolution and legal processes. They can navigate the intricacies of the legal system on behalf of their clients, handling documentation, filing the necessary paperwork, and representing their clients' interests in negotiations or court proceedings.
Collaborating with a lawyer is instrumental in helping them achieve their goals concerning real property ownership. Attorneys advocate for their clients, using their legal knowledge and negotiation skills to protect their rights and pursue favorable outcomes.
Lawyers can use a couple of different methods to resolve real estate issues: filing a quiet title action or negotiating.
Quiet Title Actions: An Effective Legal Remedy
In cases where there is a disagreement or dispute regarding the rightful owner of a property, a quiet title action can be filed with the court. This lawsuit is designed to resolve conflicting claims to the title and establish clear property ownership.
A quiet title action begins with filing a petition with the court, outlining the client's claim to the property and the reasons for disputing the conflicting claims. Once the petition is filed, notice is provided to all interested parties, allowing them to respond and present their own evidence and arguments.
During the proceedings, evidence is presented to support the client's claim to the property. This evidence can include documentation such as deeds, surveys, contracts, and any other relevant information that establishes a clear chain of ownership. The court carefully considers the evidence from all parties before deciding on the property's rightful owner.
Negotiating Settlements to Resolve Title Issues
In some cases, parties involved in title disputes may choose negotiation as an alternative to litigation. Negotiation typically occurs through mediation, where the parties attempt to settle the matter outside the courtroom. This alternative approach can provide a more collaborative and flexible way to resolve title issues.
An attorney is crucial in facilitating negotiations between parties claiming an interest in the property. They begin by identifying the problem under dispute and gathering all relevant information. Armed with this information, the lawyer can help the parties identify common ground and work towards suitable options.
Through skillful negotiation, an attorney seeks a settlement that works for both sides, addressing their respective concerns and protecting their interests. They guide their clients through the negotiation process, advocating for their rights and ensuring that their voice is heard.
With either a quiet title action or successful negotiation, the goal is to resolve the title issue and establish a clear title, enabling the client to sell or transfer the property as desired.
Our lawyer assists with real estate/title issues in Houston & Fort Worth. Contact us at (713) 636-5339.
Dispute Resolved Estate Administration & Division of Assets
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
Dispute Resolved Estate Administration Case
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
Hearing Won Evidentiary Hearing
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
Case Won Guardianship Case
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
Six-Figure Settlement Reached Multi-Million Dollar Estate Case
Obtained six-figure settlement after jury was seated for adopted child in multi-million dollar estate case after adoption was disputed.
With over 40+ years of combined legal experience, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly devoted their efforts to sharpening their skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.
Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly are proud to be the litigators that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting their clients optimal results.
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