I was given half of 47 acres but the deed has both parties name on it as a whole parcel. I would like to separate my half due to the other party not paying their share of taxes and fees... etc. What would I need to do in this?
You will have to file either an equitable or legal partition action. Which one depends on your circumstances. Do not even think of doing this without a lawyer. This action is exceedingly difficult. If your deed is a survivorship deed you will not be able to do this.
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A much easier way to accomplish this is to have each of you deed a specific number of acres to the other. That will result in each of you owning your acreage in your sole, individual capacity.
This is not intended to be legal advice, and is general in nature.
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