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Equitable Liens

A lien is essentially a charge or claim on property. It is most often placed on real estate, but it can apply to other assets/interests, such as personal property, bank accounts, and even lawsuits themselves. Generally, there are strict requirements in place to properly assert a lien. The mechanic lien statute, for instance, sets for…

Interpretation of Title Insurance Policies re: Real Estate

Real estate title insurance is different than most other types of insurance. As opposed to assuming the risk of loss for future events (e.g., life insurance, property & casualty insurance), it eliminates risk of loss from past events (i.e., a real estate’s title at the time of purchase). A title insurance policy comes about when…

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