My father passed away 50 years ago without a will. The only property was a piece of land here in Texas. I have taken care of that land since the time he died. I have paid the property taxes on the land and maintain the land. I do not live on the land, but no one disputes my claim to the land. I would like to have the title to the land changed to my name. Can I do this by filing an affidavit of adverse possession?
I have seen something also called an affidavit of heirship. I think this would also be a possibility I could use. However, my family lives all over the country and I don't maintain contact with all of them. I don't know how I would have all my family members sign over a deed to me when I cannot get in touch with them.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.