The Cope Firm represents homeowners, lenders, title companies, escrow officers, and title insurance companies across the state of Texas regarding disputes and transactions involving title to real estate. We are proud to have successfully resolved hundreds of disputes for homeowners, so we know that a threat to your home is deeply distressing. Our firm also ensures that mortgages remain available to homeowners by assisting lenders against illegitimate challenges on mortgages. Our firm has also succeeded every time our victories have been tested in the courts of appeal across the state.
Title disputes are intensely unsettling and more common than most expect. Disputes can include a competing claim to title by a long-lost relative of a former owner; claims arising from undisclosed transactions; foreclosure by lenders whose prior loans were not properly paid off; easements for pipelines, private roads, and power lines; mechanic’s lien claims by workers or vendors of prior owners and contractors; boundary disputes; forgery; fraud; and even attacks on the mental capacity of the prior owner to legally convey title. The Cope Firm has handled these types of disputes and dozens more.
Title companies often rely on the Cope Firm to defend against attacks alleging breach of fiduciary duties, negligence, negligent misreprentation, and fraud in connection with title transactions. Many of these claims include accusations of wrongful conduct by escrow officers. These attacks by often sincere but misguided parties to transactions are defeated by applying well-established law that distinguishes the roles and responsibilities of settlement agents in connection with a typical transaction.
Similarly, some of the largest title insurance companies in the nation call upon the Cope Firm to defend against lawsuits that are typically rooted in misunderstanding of the vital but limited role title insurers play in real estate transactions.
Title disputes are serious and often constitute deeply impactful threats to your home, your business, and your integrity. If you are facing a title dispute, call the Cope Firm for a free consultation to see if we can help.