Georgia Heirs Property Law Center


Working to Slow Down Land Loss.


Legal Education.
Legal & Mediation Counsel.
Community Empowerment.



  • Prevents asset loss by clearing titles so homeowners can participate in rehab loan programs and other revitalization efforts
  • Prepares last wills and testaments directing how their property will be distributed upon their death
  • Heirs property owners need a last will and testament even if they only own a fractional interest to avoid compounding the problem
  • Prepares advanced directives for healthcare and financial powers of attorney

Prevention for Communities

  • Educates community leaders, stakeholders and faith-based groups about heirs property and its potential impact on owners and their communities

  • Conducts title audits for neighborhoods with extensive blight

  • Positions communities to apply for and effectively utilize funding for redevelopment and historic preservation projects

  • Works with local governments and nonprofits to provide early intervention services

The Center, in collaboration with pro bono volunteers, has prepared 68 simple wills and estate plans for low to moderate income individuals. The Center is also working on estate plans for an additional 21 clients.