Burbank, CA asked in Civil Litigation for California

Q: In 2017 West H&A LLC forged docs for ownership of our home, he was incarcerated on a lot of counts please help

We found out through squatters who got in contact with us that West H&A's owner Patrick Soria was incarcerated and had several Lawsuits against him for fraud, the squatters said he recently sold or transferred the home to Trinity Financial, is there any recourse that we may have to get our home back and is there anything that this family squatting can do to help prolong or testify to, that would help our case.....Thank you in advance for your time...……...Stipkovich's

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Kenneth Sisco
Kenneth Sisco
  • Norco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes indeed. In California, a "forged" deed is "absolutely void;" even as to innocent parties who come after. If you are tricked into signing a deed, it is a different story, and it may not be so easy. But in my view, a lawsuit to "cancel" the forged deed would be a slam dunk. The deed holder would take back the property subject to any liens in place at the time of the forgery, but Trinity Financial, except to the extent they have title insurance, are complete losers.

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