Special Master

Quiet Title Special Master in Forsyth County Georgia

Jim Fletcher is an experienced real estate attorney, who is available as a Special Master for real estate disputes in Forsyth County Georgia, including quiet title actions, tax sale quiet title, and boundary disputes.

When a party seeks to quiet title to real estate, they want to remove any cloud, and conclusively establish their interest in the property.  This need may come about because of a competing deed, a boundary dispute, an equity of redemption from a Security Deed or related to a Tax Deed, a desire to establish adverse possession, or otherwise.

For Conventional Quia Timet, the appointment of a Special Master by the Court is optional. (O.C.G.A. 23-3-43).  However, for Quia Timet Against All the World, a Special Master is mandatory. (O.C.G.A. 23-3-63).  The Special Master must assume jurisdiction after appointment, identify and cause process to issue on adjacent landowners and adverse claimants, and then make a recommendation to Court about ownership. (O.C.G.A. 23-3-66).

In Georgia, the Special Master must reside in the judicial circuit where the action is pending.  Mr. Fletcher resides in Forsyth County Georgia, and is therefore eligible.

As an attorney, Mr. Fletcher has litigated quiet title actions, adverse possession claims, tax sale issues, boundary disputes, and more.  He has also been previously appointed by the courts as a Special Master on multiple occasions, and recommended by counsel to serve in this role.