Category Archives: Foreclosure

The Best Time To File Bankruptcy

There are some circumstances in which it makes more sense to hold off on filing for bankruptcy. The time that you file for bankruptcy could mean the difference in losing or keeping your property, or filing a chapter 7 or a chapter 13. Knowing when to file will help you achieve the best outcome possible out of your bankruptcy. When you should wait to file bankruptcy   There are a number of possibilities you should consider before filing bankruptcy. If … Read More

What is a Quiet Title Action in Arizona?

A quiet title action is a lawsuit filed to determine who owns a piece of real estate. In these lawsuits a court essentially determines who owns the property title. When there is uncertainty about the boundary, claims by a lien holder, a question about an old mortgage, or an easement that’s been used for years without a recorded description a quiet title action is usually filed. When should you file a quiet title action? Title ownership uncertainty doesn’t always have … Read More

What is an Easement in Real Estate?

An easement is a legal right to use someone’s land for a particular purpose. They may be given to a water company to run water pipes under your property or to an electric company to run electrical poles on your property. The easement holder does not have the right to occupy your land, just to access it. Easements are part of the property they effect and don’t change when land ownership changes. There are a few different types of easements … Read More

Estate Law: What is a Probate?

Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone dies. It is typically done in court and handled by lawyers as well as by the executor determined by the will. They prove that the will is valid, identify and inventory the deceased person’s property, appraise the property, pay back debts and taxes and then distribute the remaining assets according to the will. The lawyers and court fees are also usually paid for by the estate property. How does the … Read More

When Can I Modify my Home Loan?

For several years now, everyone has heard about the mortgage loan crisis and many of us have been directly affected by it. In the past few years, millions of borrowers have defaulted or fallen behind on their monthly mortgage payments. If you’re behind on your mortgage payments, you may be considering a house loan modification, or maybe just curious about what it is. Here’s some more information on how you can save your home. The Basics of a Loan Modification … Read More