Case Number: 2021-008283

Client needs help defending a quiet title claim. She is a Spanish speaker, though her adult daughter is available to assist her and translate. Client was served with a Complaint for Quiet Title on 03/12/2021 and she filed an Answer on 03/23/2021. Plaintiff claims that Client improperly and fraudulently recorded a deed naming her owner to the property in question but client vehemently denies this and has the records.
Plaintiff and Client were involved in a relationship together in 2003. In 2011, Plaintiff won a wrongful death lawsuit for $14.1 million dollars. He offered to pay off Client’s house in a short sale transaction. Plaintiff payed $40K and title was transferred into his name. The parties’ relationship ended in 2011, and Client asked to have title transferred back into her name before Plaintiff moved away. On or about 02/03/2012 the parties engaged counsel to prepare and execute a quitclaim deed (which Plaintiff alleges is fraudulent and Client denies), transferring title of the property back into Client’s name.
The parties separated but kept in contact. Plaintiff began talking about selling the property, and that the property belongs to him. Client then found the quitclaim deed that was executed in 2012 and recorded the deed on 11/13/2019.
Client wants to keep her house and wants representation to fight for it. She states this was a gift from Plaintiff. Client rented this property for years, before she was able to purchase it. She cannot keep her home without representation.

Case Number: 2021-008899

Client, 67 years old, needs assistance with a possible real estate scam. He owned a condo unit until 2018, subject to a mortgage and unpaid HOA dues. Client quit claimed the property to the opposing party (OP) in 2018 for only $2,000 and agreed to pay $555 per month pursuant to a standard residential lease agreement with a 5 year term.
Client recently received notice from the bank which holds the first mortgage, that his transfer of the deed triggers the acceleration clause of the bank’s deed of trust. The bank is threatening to foreclose. Client states he wasn’t sure what he was signing when he gave up the property as he had recently suffered a stroke and had many financial problems that OP claimed he would address. Client also signed a POA in favor of OP before the transaction. Client wants to know his options.