List of Disputes

     The following is a partial list of the type of disputes with which Martha has experience.

  • Abstracts of judgment
  • Access, legal and physical access to property
  • Ad valorem taxes and tax suits
  • Adverse possession
  • Agent defalcation
  • Appraisals
  • Authority of buyer and/or seller
  • Bad faith
  • Bankruptcy
  • Boundary disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranties
  • Closing errors
  • Competing chains of title
  • Consumer debt
  • Construction: general and subcontractors
  • Corporations and partnerships
  • Deeds of Trust and mortgages: validity and priority of liens
  • Defective instruments
  • Divorce – disputes relating to property division
  • Easements: utility, rights of way, fence, others
  • Encroachments and overlap of improvements
  • Escrow disputes
  • Federal tax liens
  • Foreclosures
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Guardianships
  • Heirs
  • Homeowner’s associations: liens, assessments, use of property; architectural control 
  • Indemnity claims
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Mechanic’s liens and related issues
  • Municipal liens
  • Partition
  • Plats
  • Probate
  • Property description (inadequate or omitted description)
  • Real estate contracts
  • Record title overlaps
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Subdivision regulations
  • Subrogation claims – equitable and contractual
  • Survey errors and conflicting surveys
  • Third party claims against title agents, title insurers, surveyors, realtors
  • Title insurance coverage
  • Trusts: authority of trustee, validity of trust, disputes among beneficiaries
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management 
  • Wills


Martha G. King is a professional mediator serving Dallas and surrounding areas.