Case Studies

Encumbrance – Resolution of Error in Legal Description of Mortgage

In Avoyelles Parish, the Twelfth Judicial District Court rendered judgment in favor a national financial institution that the firm represents correcting a substantial issue with a Mortgage. In the case, the legal description attached to the Mortgage only encumbered one parcel of property when, in fact, it should have encumbered two. By submitting other documents (including HUD Statement, loan agreement and related communications), Harlan Law Firm was able to show the Twelfth Judicial District Court that the borrower did, in fact, agree to mortgage both properties and that the omission was merely an oversight.

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Hansel Harlan

Prior to forming Harlan Law Firm, Hansel worked with another Law Firm, Phelps Dunbar in the Commercial Litigation Section. Mr. Harlan had a general national commercial litigation practice with a…

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