My question involves real estate located in the State of:texas
Years ago a friend purchased a property from a seller with a warranty deed. recently a third party that used to live on the property contacted my friend through an attorney claiming seller forged her name on deed several years prior and to squash suppsed accusations of forgery the seller deeded property back to 3rd party long before seller conveyed property to my friend. the seller used an attorney from a title surity company to draw up warranty deed to be conveyed to my friend, and then my friend had to immediatly sign a deed of trust WITH WARRANTY to title surity lawyer that acted as trustee for seller. after all payments were made, the trustee deeded property back to my friend with NO warranty. (at no time was any title reasearch done by title surity lawyer or my friend) my friend had deed recorded at clerks office. it was previously recorded under sellers name not third party. now the 3rd party lawyer sent a special warranty deed to my friend to convey property back to 3rd party to settle the matter and advised my friend to seek legal councel. can my friend be in any trouble legally? the only issue i can see is that my friend signed the deed of trust WITH WARRANTY to the trustee (title surity lawyer) long ago at purchase. seems like something really shady going on.