Steve Muehler is an experienced Real Estate Paralegal and assists Private Parties (Individuals & Businesses) and Attorneys throughout the State of California with Lis Pendens. Steve Muehler can provide you and/or your Law Office(s) with the following Paralegal Services with respect to Lis Pendens:

What is Lis Pendens (aka, "Notice of Pendency Action"):

Formerly known as a “Lis Pendens,” a Notice of Pendency of Action is a written document, recorded with the county recorder, that provides constructive notice of a pending court action (i.e. a lawsuit) that affects title to, or possession of, real property. In essence, a Lis Pendens is a notice of pending litigation against a piece of real property. “‘Notice of pendency of action’ or ‘notice’ means a notice of the pendency of an action in which a real property claim is alleged.” Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 405.2.

Requirements to file a Lis Pendens action in the State of California:


The action must be pending. In order to record a Lis Pendens in California, an action must first be pending in the proper court. The notice can only be recorded by a party to an action in which a real property claim is alleged. See Code Civ. Proc., § 405.20. It must be signed by the attorney of record in the action, or by a party appearing in pro per if approved by the judge in the action. See Cal. Code Civ. Proc., § 405.21. Neither requirement can be satisfied if no action is pending. A purported Lis Pendens recorded before an action is filed in the proper court is of no effect and can be expunged. If the claim on which the Lis Pendens is based is dismissed, a previously recorded Lis Pendens is ineffective since there is no longer a pending action asserting a real property claim. The “action” to support a Lis Pendens may take the form of a cross-complaint as well as an original complaint on the action. See Cal. Code Civ. Proc., § 405.1 (defining “claimant” as a party to an action who asserts a real property claim) and see Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 405.20 (“A party to an action who asserts a real property claim may record a notice of pendency of action in which that real property claim is alleged”).

The action must involve a real property claim. A Lis Pendens must pertain to an action in which a “real property claim” is alleged. A Lis Pendens may not be filed, and if filed may be expunged, where the action pleaded does not include a “real property claim.” A “real property claim” means a cause of action in a pleading which would, if meritorious, affect title to or possession of specific real property, or the use of an easement identified in the pleading. If no such claim appears in the pleadings, a Lis Pendens is improper, and may be expunged, and no undertaking may be required as a condition of the expungement. There is no requirement that the specific nature of the action appear in the recorded Lis Pendens, however. see Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 405.20

All Steve Muehler Lis Pendens - Legal Documents are Attorney Reviewed before being finalized!!


Steve Muehler is a bonded and a Registered Paralegal with the American Bar Association. Steve Muehler is authorized to perform Paralegal Lis Pendens Services within the State of California. Since this Firm is paid a "flat fee", it is our goal is to get you from start-to-finish as quickly and efficiently as possible, while providing the highest level of service. 

  • Bonded & Registered: We are compliant with the California Business & Professions Code Section 6400 pertaining to "Legal Document Assistants". Many others are not! Every member of this Firm is bonded & registered as required by California State Law. 

  • Flat Fee Pricing: The Legal Services Industry can be confusing. This Firm makes it easy by laying out all costs up front at the time of engagement. This avoids any surprises! 

  • Payment Plans: We allow you to break up costs so that you can still get the best available Paralegal Services without causing you any hardship. 

To get started today, please call (310) 463-5122.

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Steve Muehler:

1055 West 7th Street

Los Angeles, California 90017

Phone: (310) 463-5122


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