Help for heirs’ property owners offered Aug. 24 | News | The Press and Standard

by | August 18, 2017 5:00 pm

Last Updated: August 16, 2017 at 11:53 am

Anyone who needs information or help with heirs’ property and/or wants help to manage forestland for increased income for your family may attend the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation’s Education Seminar on heirs’ property issues and resolution, and forest management program.
Find out about the legal and forestry services the center provides by coming to the center’s free education seminar on Thursday Aug. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Ray T. Johnson CTS Building, 229 Gruber St., Walterboro.
Contact Jasmine Brown at the Center to make reservations: (843) 745-7055 or by e-mail at: jbrown@heirsproperty.org.
“The center wishes to thank the CTS/CHS Alumni Association for hosting this important educational event. Good, legal information about owning heirs’ property will help you make a better-informed decision to protect your family land,” said Tish Lynn of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation.

What is heirs’ property?
Heirs’ property is typically rural land owned by African-American families that was purchased after emancipation. Much of this land has been passed down through the generations without a will, so it is owned “in common” by multiple heirs. Land owned in this way is easily lost through forced sales in the courts.
For more information, go to: www.heirsproperty.org and take a look at the video at: http://mrbf.org/storybank/value-land.

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