What type of claim could someone make that would negate a Grant Deed & isn't a Title company suppose to check who has legal title to real property? The property taxes were current so it isn't the county taking the property for unpaid taxes. The house has been in my parents trust for 30 years so how could an interim appointed trustee sell the house when all assets were ordered by the Probate Judge to be blocked without further court order except for $50,000, which is the purpose of the $50,000 bond to protect against wrong doing with this funds I assume.
There are many possibilities for someone to also claim title to a property, including a forged deed, a wild deed, a deed out of the recorders records, a foreclosure, an improper transfer by a trustee, adverse possession. A title company may not have been involved with the transfer. A thorough review of your documents and an explanation of the facts is required. Call or email an attorney for more assistance.
Impossible to say without knowing more facts. You need an attorney. Look up Richard Price on Avvo, he recently made a posting on similar issues and has deep practical knowledge of real estate transactions.
One would have to speculate but it is possible someone forged a grant deed or quitclaim deed, or it is possible there was a non-judicial foreclosure (trustee's sale). An attorney would need more information to be able to properly advise you.
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