Case Number: 2018-001849

Spanish speaking client is age 86 and is disabled. Client is seeking Pro Bono attorney to help regain possession of his property. Client stated he is a victim of real estate fraud by adverse parties.

According to client,  the adverse party was a friend whom he had known for about 15 years. Client made arrangements with adverse party to provide care of his property while client made a trip overseas for medical treatment. Before leaving client signed a power of attorney. Client does not recall which type of power of attorney was signed. When client returned, he was placed in a senior living home. Client asked adverse party about the status of his home, and was informed that the property was no longer his and was removed from title, and all of client personal items inside the property were sold or thrown out. Client was also informed that adverse party is renting out property. Client also stated that the signatures on the Quitclaim Deed relating to his home are not his, which could have been done by adverse party using a power of attorney.

Case Number: 2018-002882

Client states she purchased a home with adverse party in March of 2017. Client has been dating adverse party for several years. Adverse party paid all the money up front in cash for the house.  Client and adverse party’s names are listed on the deed as joint tenants. Adverse party has started to become very aggressive and locks client and her children out of parts of the house. Adverse party is constantly threatening to remove client’s name off the deed and lock her out.  Client has a 16 year old son who is autistic and 14 year old daughter. Client doesn’t have any money to move out into a place of her own. Client wants adverse party to agree to sell the house and provide her with a share of the proceeds so she can have funds to move out and live in a peaceful setting with her children. Client seeks to have a partition.