Navasota, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: what type of Lawyer do I need if I want to file a partition suit on common-law community properties.

Lived together from 1967 to 1976 as Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Prado. He fathered 3 children with me and have Birth certificates with his name as father. we bought two properties during that time and they are listed under both our names. He is ill, and he has sent me a certified letter with quick claim deed to sign over any rights to these properties.

It has been around 40 years since I left. Letter states that if I don't comply, he will file suit for judgment. what are my Rights.

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Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
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  • Bryan, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You would be best served by hiring an experienced real estate attorney.

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Ricardo Guerra
Ricardo Guerra
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  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: In addition to Mr. Davis' response, it is more important to find a good real estate litigator. Real estate matters fall into one of two categorizes: Transactional and Litigation

A partition suit requires a unique skill-set, with experience in BOTH, litigation and transactional.

Please keep in mind, you only get one shot at getting this right, therefore, it is dire to hire a competent attorney from the start, in order to avoid limiting your rights.

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