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Quit claim deed has wrong acreage

Wausau, WI |

purchased 37acre parcel with title and abstract clear. split parcel 50/50 with my son tax documents and plat books indicate his 50% is short 6 acres(13 acres), mine is 19 acres by comparision. Banks lawyers drew up papers and deed. what happened to the 6 acres? what should We do about this and who is paying the real estate taxes on the 6 acres? Thank ou

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  1. Deeds are notoriously inaccurate with respect to the actual acreage. More important is the metes and bounds description. As long as the parties agree that these boundary references are accurate, there should not be a problem. You can always hire a surveyor to double check the boundary descriptions and then to calculate the acreage.

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