This article is written to conclude the series on achieving success in Oklahoma quiet title actions.  I chose this topic because there seems to be much confusion and misunderstanding over such a suit.  My previous articles aimed on educating the readers on the topic while highlighting important issues surrounding the lawsuit.  Understanding the structure of a quiet title suit, knowing the procedural rules, and establishing a solid legal basis for the claim are key factors to success.  My goal was to shed light on these issues. My goal was also to provide enough information to help you to hire a knowledgeable real estate attorney.  If you or a loved one is facing a dispute, have been advised by the title company, or have hit a snag in a probate proceeding then contact my office today to speak to a lawyer.

Topics covered in my recent articles include:

These topics are chosen for several reasons.  Firstly, while many people have heard about the term quiet title action, they usually lack a comprehensive understanding of it’s meaning.  It is a lawsuit like any other civil action that is commenced by filing a petition at the court.  However, filing a suit alone is insufficient, a solid legal ground must be established for your ownership claim.  Secondly, many individuals feel intimidated by the steps involved in filing a suit.  A quiet title involves filing the petition, serving it along with the summons on the defendant, conducting notice by publication if necessary, and attending a hearing before a judge.  Lastly, each case is unique with a specific set of facts.  Therefore, the cost or duration of a quiet title can vary based on factors such as the complexity of ownership, length of the title chain, amount of research required, and whether the suit is contested.

One crucial point emphasized in previous posts is the importance of hiring a real estate attorney for assistance with the quiet title action.  An attorney can review the facts, recommend the best course of action, and ensure the correct procedures are followed increasing the chance of success.  They can also conduct discovery and represent you at the hearings.  This is an important part of the process especially if the case is contested.  I am an Oklahoma City real estate attorney who understands the complexities of the proceeding which can be intimidating.  My office is dedicated to guiding you through the entire process and helping you every step of the way.  We will promptly attend to the matter and give your case the attention it deserves.  Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an appointment.  We serve clients in Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, Logan County, and Grady County.