Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA)

The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) helps preserve family wealth passed to the next generation in the form of real property.

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Affluent families can engage in sophisticated estate planning to ensure generational wealth, but those with smaller estates are more likely to use a simple will or to die intestate. For many lower- and middle-income families, the majority of the estate consists of real property. If the landowner dies intestate, the real estate passes to the landowner’s heirs as tenants-in-common under state law. Tenants-in-common are vulnerable because any individual tenant can force a partition.

See Legislative Information Kit with links to the following items:

Legislative Fact Sheet
Act Summary
Download an Enactment Kit
Why Your State Should Adopt
ABA-RPTE Support Letter
ABA-SLG Support Letter
ACREL Support Letter
CHPP Support Letter
HPRC Support Letter
LCCR Support Letter
NBA Support Letter
NBCSL Resolution
SPLC Support Letter
Tuskegee Support Letter

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