One of the most unique, but most important aspects of the land management mix, is dealing with questions of heirship. Figuring out exactly who owns an asset, such as land or minerals, can be a time consuming and arduous process. A mix of both science and art, doing the detective work to find an owner can be tricky, tough, and filled with dead ends - but our experienced heirship team has yet to find an ownership puzzle that they couldn’t solve.
Put simply, it’s building a family tree! While most people are familiar with family trees to explore extended relatives, heritage, namesakes, and more,
family trees can also serve a significant legal purpose as well--tracing ownership of assets. When ownership of land or minerals is called into question,
a narrower, and more formal, family tree can be put together, prioritizing specific individuals listed within legal documents like deeds, wills, and
estates. This special focus helps to determine the rightful heir of an asset!
Halo approaches our heirship services a little differently than most. Because our teams, and our core business, have such extensive backgrounds
with both real estate and mineral title experiences, we’re able to find clues in court documents that would elude most. When other companies
would hit a wall with the standard online genealogy resources, our title experiences allow us to find and research obscure deeds and court
records to identify and confirm the proper heirs. Our experience also allows us to make our heirship services as general or as specific as a
client needs for their purposes. In short, we leave no stone left unturned!
Finding the proper owner of an asset is a critical piece of an intelligent land asset management strategy. Are you doing the proper heirship research to ensure you’re set up for success?
Our heirship team is just one of the advanced land management teams we can deploy for your project. Interested in modernizing your land management strategy?
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