City of Saint Peters, MO asked in Real Estate Law and Estate Planning for Arkansas

Q: Is there a legal binding document for an heir to sign over their rights to another heir, until we can afford to hire an

There’s 5 heirs to a small plot of land.. 3 of which don’t want anything to do with it so they agreed to sign their part over..can a notarized, witnessed statement be legal binding? need it just till we can pay an attorney to file all the paperwork..

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN

A: Your agreement is unenforceable, as land is usually transferred by deed or heirship. Hire an AR attorney to search the title and draft a deed for the three heirs to convey to the other two as tenants in common.

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