Auburn, AL asked in Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Alabama

Q: How can I get a deed for the land I live on?

Ok in 2016 I moved into my Dad’s trailer on his land which is in my dead step-mother’s name. My Dad said, This is your land now. But how is it my land if I don’t have a deed? I do pay the property tax’s on it. I hope you can help me answer my questions, I can’t stay in a run down trailer all my life.

1 Lawyer Answer
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: Did your step mother have a Will leaving everything to your Dad? If she did then you can get a deed. If not, then it goes to her next of kin and 50% to your Dad. Her next of kin will be her children and if there are no children then her parents and if no parents then her brothers or sisters. However if they haven’t come forward claiming the property you could probably buy it from them. Good luck.

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