Heirs property seminar Sept. 23 | News | The Press and Standard

by | September 22, 2017 5:00 am

Last Updated: September 20, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Those who need information or help with heirs’ property and/or want help to manage forestland for increased income for your family may come to the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation’s Education Seminar on heirs’ property issues and resolution, and forest management program.
The center will hold a free education seminar on Saturday Sept. 23 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Nazarene Baptist Church, 43 Mars Oldfield Lane, Cottageville in Colleton County.
The center wishes to thank Rev. Mike Washington of Nazarene Baptist Church for sponsoring the event. Admission is free, but please reserve a seat by contacting Rev. Washington at (843) 835-8316.
“Good, legal information about owning heirs’ property and how to manage timber on your land to realize more income will help you make a better-informed decision about your family land,” said Tish Lynn of the center.

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. Get help with your heirs’ property today!
For more, go to: www.heirsproperty.org and take a look at our video at: http://mrbf.org/storybank/value-land


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