Heirs’ Property: What Land Trusts Need to Know
Instructor: Diana Norris
Family land ownership has been an important way for families to pass on wealth to future generations; however, landowners with multiple heirs and no estate plan leave their families in a difficult situation upon their passing. The new owners of so-called heirs’ property face significant obstacles keeping the land in the family and working with land trusts to conserve it. Join heirs’ property expert Diana Norris, Land Trust Alliance, as she discusses the cultural and historical context of heirs’ property and what land trusts can do to engage with landowners on conservation and support the stabilization of ownership in their own states. The webinar will also highlight land trusts recent work in Virginia to pass the Heirs Property Act, which provides important protections for families faced with the threat of partition sales.
Here’s a look at what we will cover:
- What is heir’s property and why it is a problem
- Strategies for supporting heir’s property landowners
- What is Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) and how land trusts can get involved in their own states in ratifying it
Access to this recording will expire on December 31, 2022, and is subject to availability of the AdobeConnect service.