(1) Generally, the act of the maker or makers of a real estate instrument in going before a Notary Public or other judicial officer and acknowledging that they signed that instrument without fear or compulsion, and for the purposes expressed in it. The laws providing for acknowledgments incident to real estate papers were enacted to[…]
Unauthorized occupation of land belonging to another, by a person who does not have the owner’s consent. The occupier is said to hold possession adversely to the rights and interests of the owner. In most states, by operation of law, title to the land becomes vested in the occupier after a fixed number of years[…]
A written statement made under oath before a notary public or other judicial officer.
One who, having received authority from another, acts in such other person’s behalf within the scope of that authority.
A legally binding compact made between two or more persons.