Ellen Wied

August 20, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: For insuring purposes, will a Power of Attorney executed by a Trustee or duly appointed Independent Executor of a pending probate be recognized as a valid delegation of authority?

A: We will recognize the delegation of real property powers in accordance with Section 113.018 of the Texas Property Code (see below) by a Trustee of […]
June 30, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: What types of identification may a notary rely upon in performing an acknowledgment notarization?

TEXAS A:            Section 121.005 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code governs the type of ID that can be accepted by the notary public. Sec. […]
April 20, 2020

Underwriting Q&A: Is an ancillary probate proceeding necessary in the State where the property is located (TX, FL, NM, AZ) when there is a foreign (out of state or another country) probate or administration?

TEXAS An ancillary probate procedure is not always required in Texas. The easiest method for handling a foreign probate (“foreign” is defined as any State in […]
August 16, 2018

Underwriting Q&A: What date should be inserted into the blank on paragraph 4 of the T-47 Residential Real Property Affidavit?

Q: In Texas, where we are encountering multi-generational re-use of existing surveys, the T-47 Residential Real Property Affidavit allows a seller to verify that a prior […]
September 19, 2017

Underwriting Q & A | Is there a redemption period when a Tax Lien Deed of Trust is foreclosed in Texas?

Q: Is there a redemption period when a Tax Lien Deed of Trust is foreclosed in Texas? A: Yes, Section 32.06 of the Texas Tax Code […]
August 16, 2017

Underwriting Q & A | Does Texas have a statute of limitations for errors in a defective notary acknowledgment?

Q: Does Texas have a statute of limitations for errors in a defective notary acknowledgment? A: Yes, under Section 16.033(a)(8) of the Texas Civil Practices & […]
June 21, 2017

Q & A | Overburden of Easements…

Q: Assume landowner A owned an acreage tract and was carving out a back acreage portion to sell to B. Since B’s tract would otherwise be […]
June 16, 2017

FNTI Heads to The Big Easy for TLTA

FNTI was a Gold Sponsor at the annual conference of the Texas Land Title Association, which was held in New Orleans this year. In addition to […]
January 6, 2017

First National Title Insurance Expands Legal Staff

First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) recognizes that the services you need to grow your business must involve the support of a strong legal team.  A […]