beautiful houseThis is the first article in the series of posts on how to successfully bring a suit to Quiet Title in Oklahoma.  A wide range of circumstances can give rise to the need to file a quiet title action.  It can be confusing as to whether a suit to quiet title is the proper legal avenue in a particular situation.  And if it is, the process itself can be complex or overwhelming.  My overall goal is to help you understand the quiet title process, identify situations that may warrant such a suit, and suggest some helpful pointers for a successful action.  We also hope to provide information that will help you in selecting an Oklahoma quiet title attorney.  If you or a loved one is looking for a quiet title attorney, please give us a call today at (405) 456-9250, or reach out by filling out the Contact Us Form to schedule an initial consultation.

Under the series, in my upcoming posts, I will be discussing the following topics.  I believe a solid understanding of these issues is essential for a successful quiet title action:

  • What is a Quiet Title Action in Oklahoma?
  • What are the steps to bringing a Quiet Title Action in Oklahoma?
  • A list of important factors to consider when filing a Quiet Title Action in Oklahoma.
  • How much does a Quiet Title Action in Oklahoma cost?
  • How long does it take to Quiet Title in Oklahoma?

Each post in this series is aimed at answering a specific question or analyzing an issue. The next post will explain what a quiet title action is.  Oklahoma law allows a plaintiff who is in possession of real property to bring a suit against another person who claims to have an adverse interest in the same property.  But, many Oklahomans do not know what a quiet title action is.  I will explain that it is a lawsuit, filed like any other, to establish a plaintiff’s ownership of real property.  In which, the plaintiff requests the court to solidify his ownership and stop the adverse party from claiming any interest in the future.

In the next post, I will explain the various steps in quiet title action.  Quiet title action is a lawsuit just like any other legal proceeding that must be filed with the county.  In this post I will list and explain various steps in the suit such as including the filing of the petition, serving the petition and summons onto the defendant, notice by publication (if needed), attending the hearing, and filing of the journal entry.

In the next post, I will discuss some critical points to watch for when filing a quiet title suit.  Because a suit is brought for a particular reason, such as a cloud or a break in the chain of title, it’s important to clearly state the reasons why the plaintiff is entitled to the property.  Failure to state the proper legal basis for the plaintiff’s claim, list the necessary parties, or provide proper notice to the adverse party can be detrimental to a quiet title suit.

In the next post, I will discuss the various costs and fees related to a quiet title action.  There are multiple expenses involved in successfully filing and conducting a quiet title suit.  Every case is unique, which is why it is hard to attribute a specific dollar amount to it.  However, an Oklahoma City Quiet Title Attorney, after reviewing your case, can give you a precise estimate for the entire process.

In the next post, I will discuss the time it takes to complete the quiet title action.  It is one of the important questions related to the process, even more so, if time is of the essence.  Just like the cost, the duration of an action depends on the unique facts in the case.  In this post, I will analyze various factors that may affect the timeframe of the suit.

Another reason for this series is to provide you with information that you may use to find an attorney if you are facing issues with your property title in the Oklahoma City area.  It’s important to contact an attorney who can conduct a thorough title search, identify issues, and take action to resolve them.  Filing a quiet title action on your own may lead to trivial technicalities causing a loss of a solid case.  As an Oklahoma City real estate lawyer, I can provide the necessary assistance.  Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.  Our services cover Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, Grady County, and Logan County.  Let us help you with your quiet title action case.