Thursday, December 6, 2007

File Letters of Conservatorship with the Register of Deeds

After all the agony and hoopla of getting appointed conservator of a person lacking capacity to manage their affairs, remember to file the Letters of Conservatorship with the Recorder of Deeds. Should anything happen to the property under your control, you, your ward, and your ward's property are protected.

Disasters can occur when the Letters of Conservatorship have not been filed. Title companies may claim that they didn't find the Letters in the land records, so they were justified in going to closing on what in fact is a fraudulent transfer. Recovering the property requires litigation, expert witnesses, time, money and heartache.
Office of Tax and Revenue: Recorder of Deeds