If the assignment of a security deed is forged or otherwise not properly attested to, it is voidable. I don't suppose the exact action matters, but generally it may come up in a wrongful foreclosure action. Question is, upon a showing of proof that the
assignment was not properly attested to, can you simply move the court to declare it void, or do you have to file a quiet title action to have the assignment voided? My guess is that you can move the court to do so, and a positive ruling would give you a leg
up on a subsequent quiet title action. If you can move the court to void the instrument, part B of the question would be does that make it possible to do a "back door" quiet title within the action. To keep it simple, consider that the assignment being declared
void was the only hurdle to obtaining clear title. In addition to only voiding the assignment, could the court grant you clear title? In essence, it appears you would be getting the result of a quiet title action without having to jump through the extra hoops,
were that allowed. So I guess the question is can you get an instrument voided without filing a quiet title action, and is it possible, upon tightly drawn parameters, to get that court to grant clear title, with the controlling issue probably being when is
a quiet title action required?