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Dirt Law at Ground Level - TOO CLEVER BY HALF (OR EVEN MORE)

February 15, 2012

The situation most often precipitating a partition action is a devise or gift of real estate to multiple heirs as tenants in common, wherein all of the heirs are given undivided interests in the whole. Renner v. Bonner (besides involving confusingly similar names) represents an extreme version of that state of facts---a grandfather devised a large parcel in equal shares to his nine grandchildren.