What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? There's a few states of interest, Alaska, Wyoming, Nevada, AZ, and New Mexico.
I was wondering about remote abandoned lands/properties you see just setting there, sometimes an interesting decaying home and farm will be there or other really old structures. And, as vacant as that is, homes and land are needed by those in poverty, the very low income such as myself w/one child. Is there such thing as current squatter's rights for any of those states above that exist so another can begin inhabiting abandoned unused space and acquire ownership of it? If there is, what would be involved in such a process? It seems uncool that people really need a place to spend their lives for their entire lives but cannot afford a six figure place as things are going today where everyone pays all their lives just in time to die when it is finally paid off, yet abandoned properties in remote areas just set there unused when others need homes and land.
If anyone knows what current laws are for any of the above states just moving onto abandoned land and acquiring ownership somehow, it has been a subject that's entered my head over the years in curiosity due to some historical squatter's rights that at least 'used' to exist in Alaska and some land owners feared squatters. In our family, our uncles used to have to remove squatters a number of times from our extended family's remote Alaska land (5 acres, is not mine) because squatters were trying to gain claim to it. This is what was heard on the matter at that time.
I'd like to have some land of my own in maybe Wyoming or one of the states above and didn't think a hope on earth existed to have some in my home state Alaska because it is SO expensive! There was also a movie star on the Jay Leno show in the last couple months that said her family was homeless and squatted in abandoned properties, if you're really having trouble and need a home, what can you do within squatter's rights or some kind of alternative access to land opportunities that could be around but we may not know about? Any experience out there or accurate knowledge would sure help to clear this up.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?