Month: October 2019

There is no “slow claim” deed either

The evolution of our language has left some legal concepts with names that no longer reflect what they actually mean.  The Statute of Frauds doesn’t describe the crime of fraud. The Statute of Uses has nothing to do with land use.

Speech transcription is adding to the list: I am seeing more references to “quick claim deeds” instead of “quitclaim deeds.” They are no faster or slower than any other kind of deed; calling a deed “quick” doesn’t speed it up.