SUSAN J. BROTMAN, P.A.  |  The Lawyer Who Listens™

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Real Estate, Mortgages

Real Estate and Mortgages


"Not All Deeds Are Created Equal."

For those who know me, you know that for more than 30 years now, I love practicing law. However, I am continually frustrated and saddened by people who do their own deeds based upon what they read online, or they have non-real estate attorneys, out-of-state attorneys, or even non-attorneys prepare deeds for them. The result is often contrary to what was intended, creating problems and expenses that could have easily been avoided.

There are warranty deeds, quit claims deeds, trust deeds, life estate deeds, and ladybird deeds, just to name a few. But there are some magic words common to all deeds that drastically change ownership rights, sometimes not as inteneded. Real Estate transactions and laws pertaining to purchases and sales, and deeds in general, are state specific and must be followed exactly to achieve the desired effect.

"Do you own your home as tenants by the entirety, joint tenants with right of surviorship or as tenants in common? In the event of death, is it your intent to have property go to the survivor or to that person's heirs? Can creditor's attach jointly owned property to satisfy the debt of one of the owners?"

I am not only an attorney, but truly a counselor at law, when it comes to helping people battle the guilt, and desperation they feel when they realize that they need help. Seniors deserve to live the rest of their lives without constantly looking over their shoulders for fear a collection agent is chasing them. Likewise, a young person, has many homes, cars, jobs, etc., in their future and needs to prevent a cloud of debt from hanging over them for years due to some unwise youthful decisions.

Most people just look to see that their names are spelled correctly on the deed. However, it has been a very long time since a survivor was happy about being partners with the deceased's party's heirs, especially if the owners lived together on the property. The deceased's parties heirs are also not usually happy because they have to probate their undivided interest, and even after that, neither party has total control of the property.

Obviously, it may take alot of time and money to correct the unanticiapted results of an incorrectly worded conveyance. It takes very little time and money to ask quesitons and to be aware of the above described designations.

Do you have questions? Contact me as soon as possible for a free 30 minute consultation.

Susan J. Brotman, P.A.
4400 N. Federal Highway
(Mailing Address: Suite 204)
Boca Raton, FL 33431
phone: 561-338-0906
fax: 561-338-9199

1375 Gateway Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
phone: 561-374-9098
fax: 561-338-9199

susan@thelawyerwholistens.com

The Lawyer Who Listens™
Not Just An Attorney,
But Truly A Counselor at Law.

Areas of Practice

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  • Probate
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  • Trusts
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  • Estate Administration
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  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions
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  • Title Insurance
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  • Mortgage
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  • Business Entity Law
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  • Elder Care
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