Metairie, LA asked in Real Estate Law for Alabama

Q: My family has 30 acres of heir property that has 15 properties (homes & mobile homes) on it. This land has been in the

Family for over 100 years...so many heirs. What are the steps to getting my one acre divided, in my name to be able to possibly sell in the future?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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A: Unless the Heirs can come to an agreement to sell or deed it among themselves, that sounds like a classic Partition Action. You will need a competent attorney to search the title, determine heirship, and then file (and serve) a Petition for a Sale for Partition on all interested parties. The Sale may or may not be subject to present tenants' right of possession. I suggest the Tenants In Common terminate all possible leaseholds prior to sale.

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