Someone forged a quit claim deed and "sold" my property. The original forger has died and the "buyer" is claiming innocence. How do I get my property back? It appears that the original notary had been dead for a year and a half before the quit claim deed was notarized, the title company and attorney "just happened" to not notice the forgery, illegal notary, and everything else they should have seen and found telling them it was probably done illegally. There seems to be a "Judge Judy" attitude from the judge, making orders but when the attorneys get in court, he says he never said such a thing.
I've owned this piece of real estate since 1985 and all my taxes always paid, no mortgage, no liens. It's worth a LOT more than the "buyer" paid. How do I get my property back?
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There is no way anyone could answer that without a full review of the case. You need to hire someone, it realy doesn't sound like a DIY project.
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It seems you have an attorney, since you refer to when the attorneys get in court. If so, you should direct your questions to him or her. Not only would it be ethically suspect to second guess your attorney, he or she will have far more information about the situation than anyone on a simple question and answer forum would have. If not, you will need to hire an attorney, since your situation is far too complex for a simple question and answer forum such as this.
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