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Evicting a Sibling from an Inherited House Real Estate Attorney

Evicting a Sibling from an Inherited House in California

Inheriting a Home with Siblings in California It is extremely common for family members to pass down real estate to younger generations. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members may choose to leave their valuable California real estate assets to family members they know and love. Commonly, siblings inherit a home together from a … Read More

Forcing the Sale of Inherited House in California

Forcing the Sale of an Inherited House in California

Can I Force the Sale of Inherited Property? Understanding exactly what to do after a close family member passes away is one of the most difficult things someone can go through. Before asking whether both owners have to sign to sell a house, a whirlwind of confusion and sadness makes decision making near impossible, especially … Read More

What is a Quitclaim Deed in California Lawyer Real Estate Attorney

What is a Quitclaim Deed in California?

What is a Quitclaim Deed? A quitclaim deed is an instrument used in real estate transactions that transfers an interest in real property without warranty of title. Miller and Starr, the leading secondary source on California real estate, defines a quitclaim deed as one that: “transfers to the grantee all of the right, title, and … Read More

Quiet Title Complaint Sample Template Form Example

Quiet Title Complaint [California Example Form Sample Template]

Quiet Title Complaint Example The real estate attorneys at Talkov Law are well versed in a variety of real estate issues, including quiet title actions. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure §760.010 – §764.010, a quiet title action is a lawsuit filed to “quiet” title to real property, meaning that it seeks to establish … Read More

Mortgage vs Trust Deed Real Estate Lawyer

What is the Difference Between a Mortgage and a Trust Deed?

How is a Mortgage Different from a Trust Deed? A mortgage and deed of trust (otherwise known as a “trust deed”) are legal instruments in real estate that allow a lender to secure repayment of a loan. Although a mortgage and a trust deed serve the same purpose, the exact terms of both of each … Read More

LA Lawyer Magazine Scott Talkov Homestead Exemption Article

LA County Bar Features Homestead Exemption Article Co-Authored by Talkov Law

The expert panel of legal professionals at the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) recently reached out to Talkov Law’s founder and lead attorney Scott Talkov and co-author Ed Hays to publish their article in the Los Angeles Lawyer magazine on the newly expanded California homestead exemption. The article, entitled “Protecting the Old Homestead,” is … Read More

How to Sever Joint Tenancy Civil Code 682 Talkov Law

Civil Code 682 – Severing a Joint Tenancy in California

This article seeks to explain the meaning of a joint tenancy as compared to other forms of co-tenancy, explains the meaning and importance of the severance of a joint tenancy, and explains the means by which a joint tenancy in real estate may be severed. Before or after the severance, jointly owned property can be … Read More

Family Code 1100(b) - Spouses Can Gift No More than Half of the Community Property

Family Code 1100(b) – Spouses Can Gift No More than Half of the Community Property

Community Property Laws Allow Spouses to Give Away No More than Half of the Community Estate, During Life or Upon Death in a Will or Trust While many spouses have tried, the law does not allow a living or deceased spouse to give away more than half of the community property marital estate, including in … Read More

Actual Notice Constructive Notice Inquiry Notice Imputed Notice Bona Fide Purchaser California Law

Actual Notice vs. Constructive Notice vs. Inquiry Notice vs. Imputed Notice – What is a Bona Fide Purchaser?

Establishing Bona Fide Purchaser Status Under California’s Notice Rules Many conflicts arise from real property purchase disputes where a buyer, seller or other party claims priority over earlier purchasers and liens (encumbrances), including judgments. The conflicted rules applied in these quiet title actions underlie the importance of hiring a qualified real estate attorney in California. … Read More

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