Is it difficult to do or how much will an attorney cost
Depending on the specifics of why you need to file a Quiet Title Action, will determine the approximate attorney fees. In some cases attorney fees and costs can be recovered from the party who clouded title to your property. Some quiet title cases are simple and others can become quite involved but are generally best handled by an experienced real estate attorney.
A quiet title action requires that you prove that your title is superior to all others. You need to follow the rules of procedure, name and serve all known parties, record a notice of pendency of action, and obtain a judgment quieting title. The outcome will depend on your proof. The cost will depend on the issues involved and whether anyone alleges title superior to yours. Initial filing and recording costs are approximately $500. Service costs will add to that sum. Attorney fees will run from several thousand to 10s of thousands and more. If your title is contested it can become a very complex case. Can you do this yourself – very unlikely.
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