Attorney or Title Agent

If I am selling, do I need an Attorney or a Title Company for the closing? Understanding the closing process is key. We often get this question from clients that are originally from out-of-state. In many states, hiring an attorney is a must. The closing process in Florida is a bit different. In Palm Beach County and Martin County, a seller can either hire a title company or an attorney to do the title search and prepare the closing paperwork. Most of the time a title company is sufficient for these services. There are times, though, when hiring an attorney does make sense. Most of our clients hire a title company and only retain an attorney if there is a legal issue. If you are hiring an attorney on your own, be sure to discuss fees up front.