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Nenita, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA

How much does a lawyer usually charge his time to a client for handling and filing in court for the release?

Asked by Nenita, Los Angeles, CA Wed Aug 20, 2008

I would like to get the ball-park charge for filing in court for the release of a Mechanic’s Lien on our residential property located in the City of Arcadia, California 91006. The mechanic’s lien was over 90 days old and it was verified few days ago that there was no legal actions done to enforce the lien; no-refilling of neither the mechanic’s lien nor any foreclosure proceeding done by the person who puts the lien on our property. This information was acquired from The Los Angeles County: Recorders’ Office and the Assessor’s Office.

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Is there any reason that the party that placed the lien will not remove it?
I would pursue that avenue first.
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Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Attorney's fees generally range anywhere from $150-500/hour. If you have paid the mechanic, you could take a copy of the paid bill and a notarized letter from the mechanic to the Recorder's Office and ask if they would clear the title for you. They may require you to engage the services of an attorney or title company to do this.
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I would call an attorney who specializes in real estate matters. their fees can range from $300 to $600 an hour. Some may ask for a retainer (a deposit) in advance based on how many hours they think it will take). hope this helps, good luck solving your problem.
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