I have been working on a few new projects that will add a bit of depth to my practice. One set of those projects is in the field of Heirs’ Property. Mostly these cases have come to me by word of mouth referral, after the first one came to me from a colleague. Honestly, I hadn’t heard of this kind of legal case before I started working on my first one.
Heirs’ Property cases involved the distribution of parts of a larger property over generations of descendants, many of whom probably didn’t even know they had a potential ownership interest in land. The typical case arises where a person owns land, usually rural and undeveloped, and dies without a will. His or her heirs legally inherit the land. Depending on how many heirs there are, the ownership interests can multiply quickly from generation to generation, especially if the families are disbursed around the country. In rural Georgia, this happens a lot.
If you know of someone who owns land in Georgia and needs to sort through title and ownership, please send them my way. I am happy to discuss options with them.