Protect Family Land in Arkansas – Heir Property Act

Thank you for your interest in helping Arkansas families and communities build wealth by protecting family land. Please visit the sites and resources below for additional information on the Heir Property Act.  And spread the word!

* Read our newsletters. The Heir Property Act was became law in February 2015 and takes effect January 1, 2016.

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Contact us for more information, to submit your endorsement, or to add your name and county to our supporter list.

Heirs of Arkansas
PO Box 166661
Little Rock, AR 72206

Previous issues of our newsletter are listed below.   Please join us and spread the word!  Thanks!

* February 2015 – CELEBRATING PASSAGE!

* July 2014 – Endorsements by state legal groups, success in other Southern states, learning opportunities

February 2014 – Building community wealth through protecting family land

January 2014 – National endorsements

* December 2013 – Heir Property and the Heir Property Act

* November 2013 – Looking to 2015


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8 reasons why Arkansas should adopt the Heirs Property Act

These are just some of the reasons why the Arkansas Legislature should introduce and pass the Heirs Property Act:

  • The Heirs Property Act protects a family’s property and property wealth.
  • The Heirs Property Act does not replace existing law for non heir property.
  • The Heirs Property Act does not prohibit requests for a partition by sale.
  • The Heirs Property Act requires that property be priced at fair market value if a partition by sale occurs.
  • The Heirs Property Act provides heirs who did not petition for sale a right to buy out those that do so that the family can maintain ownership of the property.
  • The Heirs Property Act requires notice be given to heirs before partition by sale.
  • The Heirs Property Act protects Heirs Property owners, especially those with low or moderate income.
  • The Heirs Property Act protects the heritage of Arkansas families.

This information is adapted from the Uniform Law Commission:

Join us as we promote 2015 passage of the Heir Property Act in Arkansas

If you have inherited family land, you should learn about the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act.  This law is designed to do two things:

  • help families maintain ownership of their joint-owned land, but if sale is required
  • ensure a court-ordered sale results in market rate return so that families do not lose wealth upon sale.

This legislation has already been passed in Georgia, Nevada, and Montana. We are working to ensure Arkansas joins that list in 2015 when the legislature next considers nonbudgetary issues.

Join us to protect the heritage of Arkansas families!    We are reaching out to families and legislators in all 75  Arkansas counties.  Please contact us at for more information or to add your name or your organization’s name to the supporter list. Please spread the word!