Heirs' Property Facts

What is Heirs' Property?

Heirs’ property is a legal term that refers to family land inherited without a will or legal documentation of ownership.

What is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is the process by which an individual or family arranges the legal transfer of assets in the event of incapacitation or death.

The Importance of Estate Planning

Estate planning provides many benefits, some to include: preservation of family land and history, preservation of land value, wealth building, land retention for the African-American community, and minimizing legal fees.

 

How to Clear Heirs' Property Issues

A few steps to begin resolving your heirs’ property issues and getting a clear title to the land:

  • Go to the circuit clerk’s office to receive the last recorded deed; last official owner

  • Start building a family tree and building relationships with your family -- try to come to some agreement; if you’re unable to, you may lose it all

  • Gather as many documents related to the land as possible -- deeds, wills, probates, family agreements, legal notices, tax records.You want to do as much as possible prior to contacting a lawyer.

  • Review our Heirs' Property Questionnaire

  • Join one of our many virtual seminars

  • Call our office for assistance!

For more information:

Please call our office at (501) 747-2968.

How to Apply:

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