Free heirs’ class on May 5

Published 9:38 am Thursday, April 28, 2022

Alabama Extension is offering a live, on-line two-hour program on Heirs’ Property at 7 p.m.  on May 5. 

Heirs’ property is created when a landowner dies and his or her estate is not probated or administered. Equitable, but not legal, title passes to his or her heirs at death. The Code of Alabama  (1975) is used to determine the heirs of the decedent. 

Without legal title, the owner cannot use the property as collateral for a loan or qualify for most  government assistance.  

If it has been less than five years since the landowner’s death, it is not too late to have the estate  administered to transfer legal title. If it has been more than five years, heirs obtain legal title  through a partition action in either probate or circuit court. 

During this program, the speaker will explain the process for determining heirs and describe the  partition process and the alternatives for heirs who have equitable title, but not legal title. 

Speaker: Robert A. Tufts has been an attorney for 25 years. He also has a PhD in Forestry and a  Master of Laws in tax. He taught at Auburn University for 36 years and is currently Visiting Professor in Extension. 

There is no fee for this class but registration is required. To register please click the following  link: 

https://www.aces.edu/event/heirs-property-2/