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Alabama Extension is offering a live, online workshop that will cover the topic of heirs property. During this workshop, what heirs property is, what rights heirs have, and how to obtain legal title will be discussed.

Legal title to property can be transferred with one of the three following documents:

  • a deed delivered during life
  • a will, probated after the decedent’s death
  • a court order

Each of these documents should be recorded in the probate judge’s office in the county where the property is located. Paying property taxes does not create title to the property.

When a person dies without a will or the will is not probated in the county where the decedent owned property, then legal title is not transferred. The property becomes what is known as heirs property. The heirs have a right to the property, but they don’t have legal title.

Heirs are determined at the date of a decedent’s death. Alabama has an intestacy statute that the courts use to determine who the heirs are.

This program will not offer legal advice but will be educational in nature. It is intended to give participants the knowledge they need to decide how to proceed if they are an heir.

Date and Registration

This online workshop is February 18, starting at 3 p.m. CT. There is no fee for this webinar, but class size is limited and registration is required.

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