My father owned a piece of property in Colorado since 1957 with several other men. The deed states 6 individuals and some are deceased. How can I go about getting the deed into my dads name only? We do not know where the other people are or who they are.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Post your question again using the zip code where the property is located. Likely, however, you will need to make actual contact with a Colorado attorney to review the deed.
Typically, when a group owns a property, they hold in a form of title that does not involve the survivors gaining title, but a form in which each has an interest that would pass through their estates. So, likely, your family's inherited interest is only 1/6, but you never know without having it checked out.
Assuming so, there may nevertheless be other ways you can clear the title, but that should be determined after consultation with a local, experienced attorney. A title search very likely will be recommended to confirm action/inaction by the families of the other owners.