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I divorced and my ex has signed Quit Claim Deed to me. I'm considering to pay off the house, how do I verify the title is clean?

Lawrenceville, GA |

We did buy owner title policy at closing, but how do I know if there's any lien attached to the house during the time period from house closing till our divorce? Can any of my ex's creditors put liens unto house in that specific period?

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Pay an attorney or title examiner to perform a title exam. This is quick, and should cost $100 - $150. I can do this for you tomorrow. Call me with questions in the morning.

I have done or overseen thousands of title exams. I can help.

If you have further questions, call me at 770-904-5115. The information and opinion rendered herein is done as a courtesy and is for general informational purposes. Nothing herein may be construed by any party as to give rise to an attorney-client relationship.


Hire someone to perform a title examination.

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Contact a local title company and have them prepare an abstract of title with judgment and lien searches.

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