Dealing with Forged or Fraudulent Deeds
Although the process of obtaining a property deed can be tedious, a much more difficult situation is dealing with forged or fraudulent deeds. Someone may attempt to make some kind of claim on a property based on forged signatures, undue influence, or flawed deeds. In cases like these, the claimant and the new homeowner must rely on a court and judge to determine the legitimacy or illegitimacy of the deed in question.
What is Considered Forgery of a Deed?
Under Texas real estate law, the forgery of a deed is considered a state jail felony. Deed forgery may be found in one of the following forms:
- A document is written or altered in some way under false pretenses, or
- An individual makes these alterations or documents with the intention of defrauding another person.
Unfortunately, further issues can ensue if a fraudulent or forged deed makes its way into the public record. If you are in a situation that involves deed fraud, it may be in your best interest to get in touch with an experienced real estate attorney.
Contact a Real Estate Litigation Attorney in Dallas/Fort Worth
The Dallas/Fort Worth real estate litigation attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. understand just how frustrating it may be to find out that the property that you thought you owned does not belong to you. We have extensive experience assisting individuals in the DFW area find justice to their real estate fraud issues. If you are faced with a forged or fraudulent deed, call us today at (214) 317-4448 to find out how we can help you.