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Quick claim deed in california was filed in 1987 can i

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quick claim deed in california was filed in 1987 can i contest it now in 2015? I signed a quick claim deed to my sister because i was under duress at the time going thru a bad divorce and she told me to sign it so my husband wouldnt take it. but she filed it in the recorders office in 1987 can i go to court now ? to make it void or no?

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will try my level best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can.
The statute of limitations for a claim of fraud, which is what this would be if sister talked you into signing over the quitclaim deed under false pretences, is 3 years under CA Rules of Civil Procedure 338(d). The statute of limitations for criminal fraud is 6 years under CA Penal Code 799.
So unfortunately, it would be well past either the civil or criminal statutes of limitation for you to take action to have the deed voided.

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