Keeping Land in the Family


November 17, 2020 1:00 pm November 17, 2020 2:00 pm

Learn more about the new Heirs’ Property Act in Virginia and what it means for families who share ownership of land or have inherited land without a will.
Family-owned land has many social, economic, and conservation benefits. It can be a family’s most valuable asset. Yet, many have had difficulty retaining their land and accumulating wealth due to properties being lost to sale or partition – a problem historically and disproportionately impacting Black and other marginalized communities. Virginia’s new Heirs’ Property Act made substantive changes to partition law, in order to help families stay on the land they have stewarded for generations.
This webinar will review what heirs’ property is, what resources you and your family need to make the best decisions about your land, the basics of the new Uniform Partition of Heirs’ Property Act and what it could mean for you and your family.
If you’ve never heard about the issues facing heirs’ property owners, I encourage you to read the great article my coworker Cindy Sabato wrote for our most recent member newsletter entitled Turning a page on involuntary land loss. Cindy featured the story of Virginia native and basketball legend Ralph Sampson and his family’s own struggle to hold onto their land.
Speakers include Ebonie Alexander, Executive Director of the Black Family Land Trust and David Gogal, Principal at Blankingship & Keith, P.C. This event is sponsored by PEC, Virginia United Land Trusts, Virginia Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and the Black Family Land Trust.
Please register in advance. If you’re unable to attend, don’t worry! The webinar recording will be sent out afterward to everyone who registered.

Virtual via Zoom
Keeping Land in the Family
45 Horner St, Warrenton, Virginia
Hosted by:
Black Family Land Trust, Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust, The Piedmont Environmental Council, Capital Region Land Conservancy, and Virginia United Land Trusts
Call for more info
(540) 347-2334