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My mother's grandfather passed away in the 1950's and left property to his heirs, (6 children) in North Carolina. There are 5 acres left, 2 acres were already given to one son years ago. Since the original deed says "Heirs",does his family still own a piece of the 5 acres left? Also how does a person divide this land? Does it have to be surveyed? There is only 1 heir left (she has no children) but families of the others, including my mother are all over the place. My grandmother,deceased this year, was paying the taxes up until 2 yrs. ago, my mother has taken over paying the taxes, does that mean anything as far as property control? Does the one heir left have property control?



A lot of heirs

Assuming your mother's grandfather had no surviving spouse at the time of death, and that he had no deceased children who had children, then "heirs" did mean the 6 children. Each of them would own a share and the share of each would pass according to that person's will or if that person had no will, the share would pass to that person's heirs. So by now, this is very complicated and a lot of people own various portions. You probably need a CPA or property attorney, familiar with the inheritance laws of NC to work it out in detail.

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