TAPA, What is it?
The Title & Property Assistance Program (TAPA) is a collaboration between The City of Dallas and Cadilac Law, PLLC. The program seeks to provide financial assistance & education to under-served communities in the areas of title & property law.
When a relative passes away, or income is a problem, it is often difficult for heirs or owners to fix title issues with their homes. The TAPA program is designed to provide financial assistance to residents relating to direct ownership issues, tax penalties, liens and hiership issues by subsidizing legal costs. Some of the services provided by TAPA include:
i. Affidavit of Heirships
ii. Disclaimer Deeds
iii. Warranty Deeds
iv. Muniment of Title
v. Small Estate Affidavit
vi. Probate (if necessary and within the statute of limitations (with some exceptions))
Vii. Mediation between heirs to a property.
TAPA services are provided on a sliding scale, so even if you make too much income to qualify for 100% assistance, you may still qualify for a partial subsidy. Eligibility can be determined by contacting Cadilac law via the contact page. For the fastest service, you should fill out the application located here. The program also provides funding for workshops and seminars. Seminars for TAPA as well as other law topics can be found here.
What to Expect?
Once you have competed our online form (here.)
1. One of our legal professionals will contact you to let
you know if you qualify for the program, remember
even if you do not qualify for 100%, you may still
qualify for a lower amount. If you do not qualify,
Cadilac law may still be able to help you with
affordable legal representation.
2. An attorney will schedule a conference with you
to discuss the specifics of your case & review any
documents you may have. A strategy will be
created to address your specific concerns.
3. The law firm will contact you if any court
appearances are required on your part. Be patient!
Depending on your specific problem, title issues
can take anywhere from a couple of months to a
year to be resolved.
4. Your case will be decided by a court of law.
Enrollment in the TAPA program is not a guarantee