Conway, AR asked in Probate and Real Estate Law for Arkansas

Q: Title company is saying that the Quickclaim Deeds that myself and my cousin signed aren't good after 17 years.

We signed the deeds over to my sister, the lawyer prepared the deeds and filed them, the accessors office shows that my sister is the owner. How can she not own the home?

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Howell, MI

A: If what you signed is indeed a 'quick' claim deed, they are saying it is wrong because that thing does not exist.

Quit claim deeds (which do exist) can also have issues, such as a typo in the legal description, or a missing term. WHY is the title company claiming the deeds 'aren't good'. Without that information, and reviewing the original deeds to see whether or not that reason is appropriate, nobody can answer this question.

I would urge you to consult with a local real estate attorney to review the deeds, and the documentation from the title company to figure out what is going on here, and how to cure it if necessary.

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.

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