Fairmont, WV asked in Real Estate Law for West Virginia

Q: Where can I find case law on West Virginia life estate?

I am the remainderman of a life estate. I'm trying to recover the taxes that I paid for the life estate holder.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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A: You will need to hire an attorney to see if there is a cause of action against the life tenant for contribution. But the taxes are against the land which both of you own. So either of you must pay the taxes or you lose the land. Probably the only way to recover your paid in taxes is a Petition for a Sale for Partition.

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