How can I get a lien off my property. It is from 1956 for $5000> All parties involved have passed away.
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"I can't afford a lawyer." Well sorry, but if you don't have money for a lawyer to protect your PROPERTY, there's not much you can do. It's as simple as that. Since you OWN property, you will obviously have great difficulty getting legal aid, or any "pro-bono" lawyer to help, sorry (many young lawyers don't even own a home themselves!). This makes this more of a FINANCIAL problem than a LEGAL one. Get the money somewhere (it should be that much for a short consultation, you may even be able to arrange a free one). Borrow it, friends, charitable organizations, etc. Hire a good local real estate litigator. The fact is, if the lien is from that far back in time, it has likely lost all effect. But you have to have professional check to be sure. You might even be able to have your title insurer do the heavy lifting if it doesn't show up as an exception on your policy. Your lawyer can explain all of this, and it shouldn't cost too much, and this way you know it's done right. Hope this helps. gsg
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There are companies that make a living researching and obtaining missing lien releases, satisfactions, etc. Do an online search for "title curative services" and you should find some of them to choose from.
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If you cannot afford an attorney, you might try consulting legal aid in your county, or call your local bar association and see if they could help you find a local pro bono attorney (one that would volunteer their time). You might also try calling a title company and see if someone their could help you for a small fee. Good Luck!
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