What are some types of real estate deeds in Louisiana?

General Warranty Deed A general warranty deed is a legal instrument by which a person transfers ownership or other rights in real property to another. It usually takes the form of an act (for an example, an act of sale) that is signed by seller and buyer and, usually, witnessed… Read More

Real Estate Litigation

As John Locke observed centuries ago: “The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.” And no property is more valuable than land. To protect rights in land, society has created sophisticated systems of laws and regulations to resolve all manner of disputes. By doing so,… Read More

What kinds of defects does title insurance protect you from?

A title defect is something that causes title to land to be invalid or defective. Some examples are: Documents that are legally void due to forgery, fraud, undue influence, duress, incompetency, or incapacity. The failure of any person or entity in the chain of title to have authorized a transfer… Read More

What is not covered under a title insurance policy?

A title policy generally won’t cover the following types of issues. Defects that are created after the policy is issued Defects that you create or that you knew about. Issues resulting from your failure to pay your mortgage or your violation of either applicable laws or restrictive covenants that you… Read More

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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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