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Does this sound like the correct fee. Selling mom's house in

Does this sound like the correct fee.Selling mom's house in estate to stepdad who's lived there for 38 years with her. He had had his own house (renting it for 38 years), now he sold his house and we are selling him hers. In will, all goes to her children (his possessions will go to his children when he dies).No realtor involved, just need papers written up. I (executor) met with lawyer and per his retainer letter it states his fee will be $1200. He also stated that my stepdad will need to have a lawyer look it up and represent him at closing.This lawyer I met says fees will include prep of contract of sale, review of contract and any modifications, review of inspection if needed (we don't think township will require an inspection), review of title insurance and searches, prep of transfer deed, seller's title, etc. and his attendance at closing. Also, preparation of document requested regarding waiver by stepfather of any spousal rights (he was not included in will-mom and him kept his house /her house/stuff separate--he has agreed verbally-we just need to have paper prepared and signed).QUESTION ON THE ABOVE: DOES THIS FEE SOUND NORMAL? DO BOTH MY STEPDAD AND I (as executor) both need a lawyer to sell the house since we know the price and basically just need deed/searches, etc?I know I would need a lawyer to write up the waiver form (what is normal charge for just that?)Or is $1200 a fair amount for the above transactions?In his letter/retainer letter, he also states that if this transaction should be terminated for any reason, I will be billed for an hourly rate of $350.QUESTION ON THIS PARAGRAPH--DOES THAT MEAN THAT IF I DON'T COMMIT TO THIS RETAINER LETTER, HE WILL BILL ME FOR THE 1/2 I SPENT IN HIS OFFICE YESTERDAY?

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Barrister

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I live in Palm Beach County, Florida. Can I buy a property

I live in Palm Beach County, Florida. Can I buy a property tax deeds before it goes to the county tax deeds auction? And what would be my responsibilities towards a mortgage if there is one on that same property? I know, the tax deeds auction clear other liens or mortage but does it before the auction? .

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Dwayne B.

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I'm trying to buy this property in the Clark County auction

I'm trying to buy this property in the Clark County auction here in Las Vegas, and the has a Recorded document "Notice of Pending Action" recorded by the Owner about 3years ago before the property going to the auction.JA: OK. The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: NevadaJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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LawTalk

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An ex-husband now says he has a perpetual lease on property

An ex-husband now says he has a perpetual lease on property that has been court ordered to sell for distribution. Both husband and wife are on the deed. Can the ex now say he has this lease? Wouldn't the ex-wife also have had to sign such an agreement? And why didn't he produce this when first told the house was to be sold? Very, very, messy divorce.

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Irwin Law

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I purchased a tax sale property in June 2013 in Shreveport

I purchased a tax sale property in June 2013 in Shreveport La and the owners have not redeemed, their 36 months will be up next month, what legally can I do after next month?

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Dwayne B.

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I live in texas, divorced 15 yrs ago. I want to sell my home

I live in texas, divorced 15 yrs ago. I want to sell my home but title co wants proof I paid my wife the settlement She was awarded. i paid her but don't have proof and title co wants proof.

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Dwayne B.

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A covenant was written on a piece of empty land by someone

A covenant was written on a piece of empty land by someone who was not on the chain of title. This person was not an owner. It was then signed by this person as well as the assistant city manager. It was notarized and recorded at the county. Is this covenant legal and can it be easily removed in court?

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William B. Esq.

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In Texas, closing on a house and have questions regarding the

In Texas, closing on a house and have questions regarding the closing costs. They want to charge me prepaid homeowners insurance for 12 months ($1675.00) plus another 3 months homeowner insurance ($419) as "Initial Escrow Payment at Closing". That seems ridiculous. First, why are they entitled to 1 yr homeowner insurance premium? I can see the lender wanting insurance on the property; however, once I obtain the insurance that should satisfy the lender. How I pay for the premiums is between me & my homeowner's carrier. Second, is lender double dipping by asking for 12 months plus 3 months monthly insurance premium?Another question, what's the purpose of Title Insurance? Is it mandatory I purchase Title Insurance? What is Mortgage Insurance? Is that mandatory? What is difference between Owner Title Insurance and Lender Title Insurance? Thank you for assisting me in answering these questions.

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Maverick

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Texas appellate court overturned lower court (jury) that i

texas appellate court overturned lower court (jury) that i was married and instructed my ex gf ,Mandy,to return my possessions. Only real pissesion was my house in my name as a single man that the lower court judge forced me to sign over to Mandy.Within a few weeks she had sold it to her boyfiend under "fishy" circumstances per my attorney,who sold it 2 months later poss. To his son and it was sold again a few month before i recueved the appellate court decision.. Im not sure if my gf has any miney bit if she does is their anything i can do to get some of it back? she is an rn and makes about 80000 a year.. can i go fter her retirement ? any suggestions.what kind of am attorney could help me with this.. If the first sale to her boyfriend was not done in the right way would i have a clim with title insurance

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